Critically acclaimed artist Jamil Charles aka Kid Ape is taking the world by storm with his passionate portraits and murals that have him in high demand. The Miami native knew from a young age this his love for drawing and sketching was something special , but he had no clue how far it would take him later on in life. After attending college and working a corporate job , he realized how much how badly he needed to be creative again but this time it started in the form of writing. Little by little he wrote pieces of stories which then turned into short stories which ultimately became a fiction novel entitled ‘Red Art City’. After six long years of putting that together, he decided to get back into his first love of art and created portraits on canvas which truly became a standout of his work and within in no time of networking he was able to paint a portrait of Chris Cunningham who ultimately led him to his current business partner Eli Massillon. His hard work truly started to pay off as he commission to make portraits and murals for the likes of Snoop Dogg, Grandmaster Flash, Steve Lobel and Don Benjamin who all saw the greatness in his gift. Now he’s also in demand with different businesses to create unique one of a kind murals for their different event spaces. His latest project can be seen at Harlem’s own Paint Puff N Peace which is the most buzzed about recreational space in NYC, which is surely to become a staple for natives and tourist to visit. When it’s all said it done, it’s clear to see that Kid Ape’s artwork speaks for itself and there’s so much to come from this incredible artist who is shaking things up in the art world.
To see more of his work him on social media at @RealKidApe and check out his website www.RedArtCity.com