The unconventional artist.
What comes to mind when you think of art? It could be a plethora of things. The Art Bully creates to demonstrate that statement. With the world as his canvas, the 26-year-old Philadelphian has no limit to creating. Mikal, preferably known as The Art Bully, is a self taught artist who has been creating since the age of six. His path leading to art wasn’t so straight forward. After giving up basketball, leaving school, and relinquishing his job he realized it was time to go full force on his dreams. Inspired by the likes of Basquiat, Banksy, Picasso, and other greats, his style of art is contemporary, urban, and abstract.
Recently, The Art Bully held a showcase in collaboration with Common Ground. Using mixed media, he brings inanimate objects to life.
The artists who inspire him live through his work.
From a canvas to a skateboard, The Art Bully can transform any piece. He’s transformed his stagnant art into live pieces. Creating, Love Rebel, a brand that represents strength and the will to go after whatever it is you love or believe in. No matter what people say or whatever obstacle life throws at you quitting will never be an option. The Art Bully designs exclusive limited edition merchandise.
In an interview, when asked how his environment fuels his drive, he explained: “I think being from Philly attributes to my success if anything…You got to come with your ‘A-game’ and put in work to gain supporters. That fuels my grind and makes me go super hard. Plus, I feel like this is one of the best places in America as far as talent and style so with that Philly style and determination Iʼm unstoppable.“