SURGE | Postgraffism Artist

SURGE, born in Los Angeles and raised in Miami, Postgraffism artist, Surge, has taken his bold, unmistakable style straight from his sketchbooks to the sun-stained streets of South Florida and beyond.

Surge’s love for cartoons and brilliant colors, along with a passion for hip hop culture, has shaped his artistic identity and resulted in work that can now been seen everywhere from walls in Miami’s legendary Wynwood Arts District to live painting performances during some of the area’s most high-profile charitable events.  His vibrant illustrations feature anthropomorphized characters that are both brash and inviting.  

Surge has served as a recurring cartoonist for the Miami New Times and his artwork has been featured on the cover of Sun-Sentinel’s City Link Magazine, as well as a variety of publications on a global basis. 

It is the ability to be daring and free with his art that is ultimately closest to Surge’s heart. His work has toured the world as part of the “Sneaker Pimps Show,” has been a part of the “Sleepless Nights” art series and has also been displayed in various South Florida galleries during Art Basel. 

His latest project, however, is turning his life-long passion into his full-time profession, establishing Thunderous Genius, a unique creative house that utilizes the brilliant collision of creativity and structure to develop graphics, branding, visual identities and original murals and art installations for any size client.

Utilizing his love for art and design to build a sustainable business is the challenge of a lifetime that Surge is enjoying like no other as he navigates through a client list that includes professional sports stars and teams, trendy Miami restaurants, lifestyle magazines and even the mom & pop shops that simply need a logo.

 Published:

  • 2014 - The Atlantic Current (Featured artist for Summer Edition)
  • Read feature here: http://theatlanticcurrent.com/artist-bio-surge/ 
  • 2014 - Omari Hardwick's bluapple Beginnings - Coffee Table Book (Provided Creative Direction and featured Artist, along with 24 other amazing artist) 
  • 2013 - WeMerge Magazine (Featured artist for the Art Basel 2013 issue)
  • Sun Sentinel’s City Link
  • Sun Sentinel’s Showtime
  • Miami New Times
  • Broward New Times
  • ArtHash.com
  • I Want Your Skull                

Charitable Work with: 

  • Jason Taylor Foundation 
  • Christopher Reeve Foundation
  • Miami Dolphins Foundation 
  • Ford Warriors in PINK
  • 2015 Carol City Middle School Beautification
  • Touching Miami With Love
  • Educations Takes You Places
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation x PDQ

 

 

 

Current & Past Exhibits / Art Shows: 

  • 2016 – Baca, Pompano Beach, FL

  • 2016 – Sushi Maki Mural, Brickell Location

  • 2016 – ArtPOP Kinetic, Pompano Beach, FL

  • 2016 – Fatvillage Mural, Fort Lauderdale

  • 2016 – Fatvillage Artwalk, Pop Up Show

  •  2016 – Miami Squid Mural, Wynwood Towyard

  •  2016 – REMOTE Mural, Wynwood

  • 2015 Average Joe Art Sale, Concrete Beach Brewery, Wynwood | Group Show 

  • 2015 – Artserve’s REDeye Annual Underground Street Art Showcase, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • 2015 - SKILLS , Solo Show - The 1977 Company, FatVillage 

  • 2014 - Brooklyn Boundless Water Tower - Group Show | Wynwood

  • 2014 - One Year Jubilee - Group Show | WYN317, Wynwood

  • 2014 – Artserve’s REDeye Annual Underground Street Art Showcase, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • 2014 –Helium Creative: Project Fine Art.  SOLO Showcase, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FatVillage)

  • 2014 - Bang For Your Buck - Group Show | WYN317, Wynwood

  • 2014 - The Archives, Las Olas - Currently on display 

  • 2014 - Small Stuff 7 / Group show at Bear & Bird Boutique 

  • 2013 - White Space Gallery | Art Hash Group Show - Dallas, TX

  • 2013 - Wynwood Warehouse Project - During Art Basel 

  • 2013 – Artserve’s REDeye Annual Underground Street Art Showcase, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • 2013 – “52 Colors” Solo Exhibit - Gab Studios, Wynwood, FL

  • 2011 – Minibar, Inner Artist Show, Solo Exhibit - Miami Design District

  • 2010 – Bear & Gallery, Annual Small Stuff Show

  • 2009 – Bear & Gallery, Annual Small Stuff Group Show

  • 2009 – Sleepless Nights, Inner Artist Show, Solo Exhibit - Miami Beach, FL

  • 2008 – Bear & Bird gallery, Annual Munny Group Show

  • 2008 – Bear & Bird gallery, Political Group Show

  • 2007 – “Crimes of the Art” Solo Show – Gallery of the Unknown, Hollywood, FL

  • 2007 – Sneaker Pimps Show - Miami Design District