Written by Jack Meltzer
"Sweet Tooth" is a combination of Lorenzo's older work including graffiti art, silk-screens and digital graphic paintings and his current retrospective work with oil paintings. Lorenzo's art incorporates unusual influences such as hip hop, graffiti, graphic novels and Japanese anime cartoons.
Along with his exhibitions, Lorenzo is a master of self-promotion. Once his artwork is complete, Lorenzo translates it into limited edition toys called Dunnys, Munnys, Droplets and Mutts which are then marketed by the toy company kidrobot ©. The company turns his artwork into stickers, pins and toys.
Akus Gallery Director Elizabeth Peterson says, "Yosiell is a prolific painter and graphic designer who produces and markets everything he creates, and he makes it all look effortless."
Lorenzo and "Project Detonate" have been involved in group art shows around the country including shows in
Lorenzo was born in
The Akus Gallery is located in the lower level of Shafer at the corner of