MARS is a painter, illustrator, and designer currently residing
and working out of the NYC area. MARS developed a passion
for art in early childhood. That passion would continue to grow over
the years, culminating in his recent emergence on the fine art
scene. The artist’s portfolio and services includes fine art, murals, freelance
graphics and illustration work, portraits, commissioned art and he
has also designed t-shirts for several fashion labels.
Mars’ style of painting and illustration draws heavily from pop art
and surrealism and it is influenced by comic book art and
graffiti. The subject matter in his work ranges from social commentary
to the counterculture and frequently uses iconic images . Though
largely self taught, he has studied art at Morehouse College in Atlanta,
GA, The New School in NYC, and at New Jersey City University where he is
currently completing his bachelor of fine arts degree. Mars is currently exhibiting
and taking commissions in the NYC area and nationwide.