Buff Monster

New York / USA

Buff Monster is a Hawaiian street and urban artist currently based in New York. He began his prosperous art career making graffiti over two decades ago. In 1997, the young creative made a name for himself, by putting up thousands of hand-silkscreened posters and stickers across LA. After a while, his creativity extended into different areas and to this day he also works on paintings, collectible toys and design projects. Buff Monster's works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

Biography / Buff Monster

Buff Monster is a Hawaiian street and urban artist currently based in New York. He began his prosperous art career making graffiti over two decades ago. In 1997, the young creative made a name for himself, by putting up thousands of hand-silkscreened posters and stickers across LA. After a while, his creativity extended into different areas and to this day he also works on paintings, collectible toys and design projects. Buff Monster's works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

Buff Monster began painting graffiti back in his early teens. He then moved to California at seventeen to pursue his further education at the USC for Business Administration and Fine Art. After receiving a BA in Fine Art with a minor in Business, he lived in Santa Monica for a couple of years, before moving to Hollywood.

Known for his adorable one-eyed characters living in brightly coloured lollipop landscapes, his distinctive style influenced by black metal music, ice cream and Japanese culture. The colour palette is dominated by different shades of pink that he associates with confidence and individuality.