STREET PHOTOGRAPHER/ SURREALIST PAINTER
Born the 18th of April, 1983, I spent my early years in hard scrabble , blue-collar Elizabeth, New Jersey. I was sketching, drawing, and painting almost as soon as I could walk. In order to escape the harsh realities of home, abuse and poverty, I immersed myself in comic books and drawing. It wasn't long before I was creating my own worlds and characters right on the page.
At 13, My family relocated to Miami, Florida seeking a better life. This offered me new opportunities and inspirations from which to draw upon.
At 16, I began studying artist such as Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, and Jean- Michael Basquiat. While learning from their techniques and styles, my form of art is quintessentially my own. After graduating from high school, I joined the United States Navy, a dream I had since I was young. Tragically, medical complications endangered my life and I was medically discharged. I refocused my pain and anger towards my art.
My work is a fusion of my experiences good, bad, and everything in between. It blends the grittiness of the inner city and South Florida's tropical vibrancy. my art captures my emotions while touching upon subjects of love, religion, death, the struggles of women, and survival.
Currently, I am working on serial series captured though my lens. Street photography has challenage me in ways painting has not.
I reside in Miami-Dade, cultivating the sights, sounds, and emotions of the city and experiences around me. I remain grounded and focused on family and art.