02/05/2012     |     by     


It’s always exciting to discover an artist whose star is rising and who you think will be the next big thing. Well, I think I may have discovered one in Scooter Laforge. I had the chance to meet him when I recently went to his Tribeca studio to shoot this video, and he is one of the sweetest people in NY that I had the chance to meet. Yes, he is a complete sweetheart!


He is a formally trained painter, holding a painting degree from the University of Arizona and having subsequently won a fellowship to study at the Cooper Union School of Art. His style is pop art meets abstract expressionism, and his work incorporates an eclectic range of subject matter, from portraitures and landscapes to iconic cartoon characters. His art has been sticking chords with many.  His works have been displayed throughout New York City, including at Exit Art, Wooster Projects, Feature Inc and Bucheon, he has a permanent installation at Barney’s Flagship Store, and he has recently collaborated with Niki Minaj.


Scooter also has a love affair with fashion having started his own clothing and underwear lines that are sold exclusively in the East Village store of Patricia Fields.  I’m sure he’s going to be a huge star.  After all, New York is the concrete jungle where dreams are made!