Profiles

Futura Grand Master Artist Biography

If there is any sense of a graffiti community in today’s world, a sense of street art society no matter how intangible, it owes its existence in part to the artist known as Futura. He belongs to the second generation of New York writers, following such legends as Stay High 149, Flint and Phase 2. […]

Pure Evil Artist Bio

Somewhere between the 1535 execution of Sir Thomas More and , Charles Uzzell Edwards became the street artist known as Pure Evil. It’s a pairing of odd lineage that has produced fanged bunnies and Warhol-esque portraiture famous throughout the streets and galleries of the world. A child of contemporary London and San Francisco, Pure Evil […]

INSA Street Artist Biography

INSA was born in the United Kingdom and began painting at the age of 12. Prior to this age, he made low, low budget horror films with his friends, and even counts Nightmare on Elm Street’s monstrous Freddie Krueger among his creative influences. The artist is distinguished by the seamless mix of reality and fantasy […]

VHILS Artist Biography

The portfolio of Portuguese artist Vhils is unique among the world’s street community. He has torn, drilled and blasted his way around the globe to create uncommon and striking portraits of the common citizen. From humble tagging to obsessive train-bombing, the pursuit of graffiti and street art led Vhils to discover the unlikely pursuit of […]

Ben Eine Street Artist Biography

The renowned street artist Ben Eine was born Ben Flynn in London, England in 1970. Eine claims there is a clear distinction between graffiti and street art, stating that graffiti makes the street ugly while street art beautifies it. He has been tagging trains and walls since the age of 14 and has been arrested […]

Keith Haring Street Artist Biography

Keith Haring was an American artist and social activist responding to New York City’s street culture of the 1980s. His work is about birth, death, sex and war – very fitting for the period in which he lived and worked. Keith Haring was openly gay at a time when most non-heterosexuals kept their sexual proclivities […]

Jef Aerosol Street Artist Biography

Jef Aerosol was an early pioneer of street art, having begun his artistic career in 1982 in Tours, France. His street art and gallery paintings are exhibited all over the world, and he is known as a stencil master as well as a master of the art of portraiture. His iconic portraits include the famous […]

Andre Street Artist Biography

“Graffiti is more about the action than its result.” So is the way of life for the man whom street artists and fans call Andre, Monsieur A. or Monsieur Andre. His iconic image of a round-headed cartoon with devilish grin and X-winking eye established him as a breakthrough artist at a time when the alphabet […]

Stik Street Artist Biography

“It’s the only thing in my life that I feel this strongly about.” Stik makes for an odd figure in the world of street art. He creates cunningly simple lines and shapes that echo the nave drawings of children the world over. Yet the work is deceptively frank in appearance and meaning. The artist’s painted […]

Roa Street Artist Biography

Beasts, brutes and other animals became his essence. He captured them in a distinctive black and white style and created a popular worldwide following. He has produced some of the largest and most recognizable paintings in the history of street art. The man behind it all is the artist Roa. His anonymity has kept his […]

JR Street Artist Biography

“The life you get is never the one you plan.” That unattributed quote could have been spoken by any number of street artists, but it’s especially suited for JR. An accidental lost-and-found experience led him from everyday tagger to global street photographer. Known only by his initials, always hiding his appearance with sunglasses and fedora, […]

Imbue Street Artist Biography

“In a thousand years’ time, if they look back at us, will they think people worshipped Barbie?” –Imbue Perish the thought, but, just in case, there’s Imbue. Call him a smart aleck, a wisecracker, a practical joker guerilla artist. Imbue distills revisited iconography, constantly questioning images from advertising and pop culture by perverting its context. […]