Avi A. Katz
Avi A. Katz, aka Avitz, is a graduate from the School of Visual Arts who made his start working on Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues in New York City. His background in animation translates eloquently through a striking use of color and shading in his observational pieces. Cities, urban landscapes, and architectures are amongst the artist's favorite subjects to sketch, using electrical wires, streetlights, skyscapes, and people to bring the narrative to life.
With his careful eye, the artist's talent shines brightest through his carefully crafted illustrations of urban landscapes. Doing his illustrations primarily with chalk and markers, Avitz contrasts warm and cool tones against deep strokes of dark color to add another layer of weight to his artworks. His art style is unconventional, taking a playful approach to the medium that he hopes will bridge the gap between fine art and graphic illustration across cultures.