Today we will discuss big names in spray painting and road art history, more particularly about those originating from the never-ending spray painting Mecca of New York City, where everything began. This rundown isn’t intended to provide any inclination on who is more “elite” nor is it conclusive, as there are plenty of other remarkable and unbelievably skilled graffiti artists from New York. Down below, we’ll take a look at some artists that have caused some buzz.
– Breeze (Andrew Witten) is an unbelievable New York City graffiti artist who rose up out of the Bandshell scene of the 1970s. He is one of the spray painting essayists who helped kick off the momentum and development of the genre and is frequently credited as the innovator of various graffiti styles still generally utilized today. Breeze started his graffiti profession in 1977 by composing his art on cargo trains and metro autos, which is the principle reason behind why a lot of his most punctual work is hard to find. He rapidly rose to unmistakable quality and became one of the biggest players in the world of graffiti. Today, 54-year-old Andrew is viewed as a graffiti retiree, however, can’t fight the temptation at times to place his works around occasionally.
– George Lee Quiñones is an acclaimed American graffiti artist from Manhattan, spray painting pioneer and originator of the New York City Subway spray painting movement, best known as Zoro, as a film character from the hip-hop film Wild Style. Quiñones began creating graffiti in the mid-1970s, and from the beginning, he dealt with noteworthy tasks. He picked up notoriety for the gigantic paintings that he made on the surface of the New York City Subway autos from 1975 to 1984, and his handball court wall painting in the Lower East Side, which is credited as having an effect on the entirety of the graffiti art that we know today. Quiñones is additionally credited as one of the primary graffiti artists to acquaint graffiti with the rest of the globe, as he was one of only a handful to show his works worldwide in the mid-1980s.
– Kenny Scharf is a famous painter and established graffiti artists from Brooklyn, broadly known for his work related with the Lowbrow movement and roused by popular culture and comic books. Scharf was born in Los Angeles in 1958, in the wake of graduating at the School of Visual Arts in New York City he turned into a prominent contributor to the East Village art scene amid the 1980s. His initial works were significantly impacted by Hanna Barbera toon characters, yet Scharf steadily moved to biomorphic symbolism with some interesting results. Scharf got worldwide recognition in the late 1980s when he started a progression of ‘Glob’ artworks, which were propelled by dynamic expressionism and surrealism. His latest arrangement of works of art from 2010, titled ‘Naturafutura,’ delineate conceptual twirls of dark paint, distributed by his studio in seaside Brazil.