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Erni Vales

Erni Vales is best known for his development of the 3D graffiti style that has influenced thousands worldwide. In the eighties, a young artist was sneaking out from his home to put his name onto the flanks of subway cars and walls. By the nineties he was transforming the walls of New York City to Chicago and Miami into his personal canvases. He went on to paint murals for two major TV series, The Flashon CBS and Viper on NBC, as well as for notable movies such as Seven. He also collaborated with famed photographer David LaChapelle, creating sets for many celebrities. It was while in Hollywood in 1993 that Vales painted his first ‘3D’ piece that helped to spark a worldwide style. Now, after four decades of designs, he has an A-list of corporate clients, from Pepsi, Dos Quis, Absolut, Wu-Tang, Def Jam and Absolut Vodka, among others. He launched his own exclusive graffiti gallery in Miami, called EVLworld, and showcased 169 of his paintings, which he created in just thirteen months.