About Justin Bua
For over a decade, artist Justin Bua has been making a mark on popular culture with his unique style of Distorted Urban Realism, single-handedly spearheading a new genre of art. Born and raised by a single mother in NYC’s untamed Upper West Side, Bua was fascinated by the raw, visceral Manhattan street life and found himself absorbing the essence of the burgeoning culture at places like Rock Steady Park and the Douglas Projects. Bua studied visual art at the High School of Music and Performing Arts (“Fame”) and complemented his education on the streets by writing graffiti and performing worldwide with breakdancing crews such as The New York Express and The Dynamic Breakers. At 16, Bua performed with The New York Express in a show created by famous choreographer Julie Arenal (“Hair”). The show toured all over the world including the Spoleto Festivals in Charleston, South Carolina and Spoleto, Italy where he performed with Rudolf Nureyev. After high school, Bua went on to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where he earned a B.F.A in Illustration. There, Bua learned the technical skills that allowed him to unleash his creativity.
For more on Justin Bua, check out his official site at http://www.justinbua.com.