D.C. based artist Johnnie Bess, aka SunMonk, uses his gift of image-making to invite viewers to sit for a little bit of introspection. He
explores one's relationship with their environment through his images of D.C. youth, whose faces can look immersed in hope or plagued with desperation. Bess' use of vivid, carefree color accents his visceral shapes and lines that you can't tear your eye away from. Hopefully we can get the brotha to swing through and grace us C.L.A.T.A girls with an original piece!
1. BESS' WEBSITE
2. CHECK HIS PARTNERS IN CRIME, ALL MEMBERS OF D.C.'S EMERGING ART CULT, "CULTURE DISTRICT"