Justin Bua is known for his “Distorted Urban Realism” and as one of the most active voices of hip-hop art. He returns home to New York on March 25, 2010, opening his first ever solo showing in the City.

Born on the Upper West Side, Bua grew up in the hip-hop scene, his initial forays into art coming via graffiti. Later, he attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Through his academic training, Bua began to formulate a distinct aesthetic drawing influence from the culture that grew with him (hip-hop) and tying his work to past New York painting legends.

Bua is also a successful commercial artist, having provided visuals for the likes of EA Sports.

His New York show is hosted by Pop International Galleries, 473 West Broadway, New York.

A selection of Bua’s work follows.

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