Would it be wrong of me to describe such works as this as an art deco style?
Can the paint work that goes into typical lowrider and kustom cars be described as art deco?
Sorry if this is a dumb question but I want to learn.
Art Deco normally refers to the style that followed the Art Nouveau and was current during the 1930s. It specialised in geometric and simplified shapes, col;our was rather muted and restrained, pastel shades were typical. Most Black and White films of this time had Art Deco interiors and architecture. The Woolworth Building and the Flatiron Building in New York are typical. Claris Clift Pottery, the Bauhaus Creations in Dessau Germany are typical.
Look up any of these on Google and you'll get a good sense of the feel of this style.
John gave a very good definition of art deco design style. One of the hallmarks of art deco design is simplicity through the use of geometric forms.
To answer your question: The works posted do not employ the principles of art deco.