New York, NY
The New York–born and –based artist Jerkface rose to prominence thanks to his Pop-influenced representations of iconic cartoon characters, which he often reproduces in layered patterns across the picture plane. Jerkface received his artistic training through New York’s street art scene, and his flattened figuration and bright color palettes reflect this influence. Though the artist first found success on the East Coast, his practice has expanded both geographically and artistically. Jerkface murals now adorn cities around the world, and he has exhibited paintings in Hong Kong, New York, and beyond. The artist has said that he’s interested only in creating optimistic work; there’s already enough negativity in the world.