Born In Caracas, Venezuela, later on embarking on several moves within the Unites States before moving to what he considers his "hometown" today: Shanghai, China. Here Super Buddha attended school while also pursuing internationally valued diplomas In Art&Design. Once in China, he began obsessing with art and focused significantly in immersing himself into the entirely distinct culture he was encountering firsthand, delving into new and unique painting techniques that he still uses today. At this time, the artist began to practice graffiti while embracing the rare underground Urban/Contemporary art scene in Shanghai, where much of his influence would eventually stem from. Following his move to Miami, the artist continued developing his own technique and style privately, until deciding his work was ready for exhibition.
His works intent is to inform and emphasize on damaging day-to-day issues every society is facing today as a whole. His pieces and work carry subliminal and background information that inform the viewer on the truths, while also expressing messages of personal growth and evolution. Playing with various political figures and world renown icons to deliver the message Buddha is trying to express to the viewer by attention through association. The style and color choice of Super Buddha can resemble that of the POP Art culture while also an influence in Street Art techniques.
The sky. A plate of food. The walls. Old-school blues. Painted fingernails. Lorenzo "Zoe" Acosta finds inspiration everywhere -- “Literally EVERYWHERE!” he gushes in an interview with street art blogger Leanna Valente. A self-described “chill guy,” Zoe is a Miami native who took up art as a young boy after watching a homeless man paint. “I can’t remember what he was painting, or what his name was,” Zoe shares, “but I do remember how I felt watching him. That’s when I decided that I wanted to paint.” He is best known for his three signature characters who embody South Florida life: Puna the flamingo, Chompers the alligator, and Alani, a voluptuous brunette. His work reflect many of the qualities that Miami is known for as a city; his colorful paintings are fun, lively, light-hearted, and, at times, coy. Zoe is known for using a variety of mediums -- stickers, hats, canvases, walls, among others -- to share his vibrant illustrations with the world. His ultimate aim? For his artwork to remind viewers that, even amid life’s difficulties, there is alway space for color, laughter, and art.
I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. When I was nine years old, I moved to Miami with my family. At a very young age, I was passionate about creating things with my hands. My transition from Colombia to Miami influenced my creativity, however, and through my firsthand experiences of the North American lifestyle, culture, and history of the United States, I became more intrigued.
I graduated from South Miami Senior High School under a Magnet program for Graphic Design & Illustrations. In this program, I discovered my own unique art style while recreating a series of illustrations of Dante’s Inferno, a book that has inspired me throughout the years. This series of illustrations gave me a platform of communicating a psychedelic and bizarre story. Committed to continuing my path of becoming an artist, I transitioned to creating simple and raw patterns that seemed to be always morphing during my time at college.
Recently graduated from Miami International University of Art & Design with a Bachelors in Visual Arts. I draw inspiration by recalling the biomorphic art of Joan Miro, the primitive linear art of pre-Colombian tribes, the mesmerizing landscapes of surrealism, and the Psychedelic art of the 1970s. My process is incorporating each style into a single drawing, illustration or painting. I enjoy the creation of a line that is forever changing, adapting to different subjects, yet consistent and thrilling all the while.
Atomik is a 100 percent Miami artist. Atomik, trained in graphic design, is a big name in the Miami art scene. The graffiti legend, part of the infamous MSG crew, a group of local graffiti heroes, has been painting the city for quite some time. While growing up in the emerging Miami graffiti scene of the 80’s, Atomik witnessed for himself at a young age what would later become his profession. Famous for his iconic orange character which emerged as a response to the demolition of the Miami Orange Bowl ,the artists also marks the walls of Miami with his sleek hand-styles, graffiti and lettering. While painting for almost 20 years, Atomik’s playful characters and hand styles have become as much a symbol of Miami as are palm trees or neon lights. His unmistakable orange character has been placed all over the world bringing a piece of Miami to places such as Chile, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Holland, Germany, Italy, Spain, England, Australia, Korea, and Thailand. His studio pieces on media ranging from canvas to paper as well as found objects like street signs, directly reflect his street work and usually feature his ubiquitous orange character. Atomik currently lives and works in Miami2
Jorge-Miguel Rodriguez is a native Miami artist and designer. Ever since he was a child, he has always had an interest in finding ways to express himself. He believes that art is his greatest form of self-expression and individuality. Jorge-Miguel’s greatest happiness in life is being able to live each day creating and innovating new ideas. He gets great pleasure and fulfillment from sharing his passion with other dreamers and fans of his work. He finds inspiration from human interaction and emotions. His style varies from different mediums such as but not limited to street, pop, and abstract art. As a high school graduate, he received a full tuition scholarship to Digital Media Arts College, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design/Advertising Design Concentration. Deciding to follow this career path meant that he would be able to utilize technology with his art, allowing him to grow with the ever-growing technology movement in our culture.
Ras Terms, a.k.a. James Monk, was born and raised in Miami, Florida with a Puerto Rican and Columbian background. In addition to living in the Bay Area for the last ten years, he has been traveling throughout the United States, creating art and murals, participating in exhibitions, and experiencing the vastness of life. He began to create art at a very young age, remembering how his mother gave him crayons to color to calm him down in his youth. He eventually started doing graffiti at 11 years old, writing his name everywhere around the streets of Miami.