CHNK is a prolific mixed media artist from South Florida bringing complex illustrations, fresh color and an emotional perspective to deteriorating everyday objects. After his portfolio submission was rejected six years ago by Maryland Institute College of Arts, he decided to dedicate his energy to being the most active and self-improved creative he could be. Today his work has been featured in over 50 group shows and live art events nationally. CHNK has been a resident of Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) since August of 2016, and contributes as a Spray Paint workshop facilitator and teacher.
CHNK is influenced by graffiti aesthetics, classic comic books, and grotesque raw emotional imagery by painters like Francis Bacon & contemporaries like Alex Pardee. Known for his use of slang and letter manipulations, he was dubbed CHNK by his father at the age of 11 during a graffiti jam in Fort Lauderdale. His works generally consist of spray paint, acrylic, ink, enamel, textiles and found objects. CHNK’s vibrant murals and commission artworks can be found throughout South Florida and online.
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