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01.20.15 Aymann Ismail

ANIMAL showcases a different street artist regularly in our feature, Scratching the Surface. This week, we profile Edapt, a generator of toothy pop culture portraits and other odd, sometimes ghoulish characters. Name/Alias: Edapt Decade you were born in: The 1980s City you currently live: Brooklyn Drugs or natural highs? Both How did you get your […]

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01.13.15 Aymann Ismail

ANIMAL showcases a different street artist regularly in our feature, Scratching the Surface. This week, we profile Roycer, a native New Yorker whose signature “monsters” pepper the cityscape. In addition to promoting himself on the streets, Roycer is a curator and has organized exhibits featuring graffiti and street artists. Name/Alias: Royce Bannon, Roycer, Choice Royce. […]

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12.30.14 Aymann Ismail

ANIMAL showcases a different street artist regularly in our feature, Scratching the Surface. This week, we profile Joseph Meloy and his unique style, coined “Vandal Expressionism.” Meloy combines the abstract expressionism made famous by artists like Jackson Pollock with techniques stemming from graffiti and street art to create a style that can be found on […]

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12.23.14 Aymann Ismail

ANIMAL showcases a different street artist regularly in our feature, Scratching the Surface. This week, we profile Alice Mizrachi, a Queens-based painter, educator, and community organizer. Her figurative-style portraits and artwork — that are simply signed AM whether they’re in the gallery or the street — touches on female empowerment and social justice. Name/Alias: AM […]

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12.16.14 Aymann Ismail

ANIMAL showcases a different street artist regularly in our feature, Scratching the Surface. This week, we profile Foxxface, who developed his style on the streets of Atlanta. That’s where he met artist Edapt. Foxxface makes work using found materials with whatever substance is available to paint with, be it acrylic, Montana spray paint, markers, or […]

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12.09.14 Aymann Ismail

ANIMAL showcases a different street artist regularly in our feature, Scratching the Surface. This week, we profile ChrisRWK. Hailing from Staten Island, Chris started doing graffiti at a young age and then developed his skills into a more evolved, fine art style and created a whole cast of signature, white-eyed characters. He later founded RWK […]

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12.02.14 Aymann Ismail

ANIMAL showcases a different street artist regularly in our feature, Scratching the Surface. This week, we profile Tony DePew. His psychedelic work is unmistakable with its vibrant colors and trippy illustrative style that can be found on the streets of the city by way of hand embellished stickers, wheatpasted posters and painted gates/walls. Name/Alias: Tony […]

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11.25.14 Aymann Ismail

ANIMAL showcases a different street artist regularly in our feature, Scratching the Surface. This week, we profileCB23. Originally from ATL, the artist moved to NYC, where he began deploying his signature character on the streets by way of stickers, bolt-ups, spray paint, and tiny sculptures. Name/Alias: CB23 Decade you were born in: I was born […]

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11.18.14 Aymann Ismail

ANIMAL showcases a different street artist regularly in our feature, Scratching the Surface. This week, we profile ME, a master of parody. He has been making a name for himself by reappropriating logos to accommodate his two letter moniker and his current collaboration with fellow artist Clint Mario is killing the game. The pair have […]

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11.11.14 Aymann Ismail

ANIMAL showcases a different street artist regularly in our feature, Scratching the Surface. This week, we profile Brandon Sines and his mysterious alter ego Frank Ape. Frank Ape is his signature character, and can be seen all around the city in the form of stickers, wheat-pasted posters, or spray paint on walls. Name/Alias: Brandon Sines […]

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