Mike Habs is a contemporary visual artist originally from Chicago’s south side. Now based in Los Angeles, CA, his work leverages color and contrast to analyze and interpret punk rock music with his vibrant abstract graffiti.
Habs' earlier works were done on canvas but is now migrating to wood panels. Hab’s series explores how various techniques and approaches transcribe the lyrical and conceptual aspects of the music he draws his inspiration from. Layers of color, encrypted graffiti lyrics, and a compositional battle between order and chaos all combine to form his powerful aesthetic. There is great importance in capturing vibrant colors and ensuring that his pieces will stand the test of time for clients and collectors.
Mike’s work has been archived in the National Stonewall Museum, shown on NBC’s “Will & Grace”, commissioned by Gilly’s American Lager for the LA Giltinis Major League Rugby team, can be seen filling the entirety of Precinct DTLA’s 40ft stairwell, and is shown in many galleries across the United States.