Thursday, January 28, 2010

I heART Harlem

If you are in the NYC area this weekend,take advantage of the free things the city has to offer and experience the upcoming exhibit, Urban Pulse, opening this Friday and running until March 5th at the Renissance Fine Art in the Village of Harlem. I had the pleasure of meeting one of the artists, Justin West, a short while back. Check out a featured piece and more about Mr. West below.

"Wolves Never Cry" by , 2009

'Justin West is a young emerging talent in the art world. Justin, also know as JAYWEST, is directly influenced by New York City and his personal experiences. He creates works dealing with oppression in the black community; ideas of social identity, the choices and consequences of urban life and the early LA gang scene. A Surrealist and Pop Artist, he draws inspiration from many creative sources and incorporates their visual styles into his work, creating his own distinctive style. In his own words, 'I am driven by love of seeing beautiful things come to life'."

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