Kenny Scharf is an American painter who is internationally recognized for his exuberantly colorful paintings that reference the animated cartoons of his childhood, science fiction and graffiti. A wide-ranging artist whose work includes painting, sculpture and performance, Scharf recently completed a large scale mural on Houston Street in New York City on a site first treated by his friend Keith Haring. Scharf has exhibited around the world and was included in the 1985 Whitney Biennale. With his comic, pop-y images he aims to connect to popular culture and bring creativity into everyday life.
*photo by Youssef Nabil