FAMOUS ARTIST Ariel Cruz
Ariel Cruz is an artist and fashion designer. He grew up in Rhode Island, though he’s originally of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent, and was heavily influenced as a young boy by graffiti art. This is evident his recent work by his modern interpretation of street art, which he incorporates into his fashion line Keprock Fashion. Graffiti has often been misconceived as a form of vandalism, and through art Ariel Cruz has demonstrated that in fact, it is the complete opposite. In his recent series he reveals graffiti’s ability to relay a social message and expose reality. This has inspired him to begin painting on canvases and has resulted in various incredible new paintings and series that portray the both beautiful and horrible world that we live in today.