Skyler Grey is a 13 year old prodigy artist. He’s the youngest artist ever to have pieces in major galleries internationally and the youngest ever to have a solo show in a contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles.
I met him at a group show at Lab Art Gallery. One of Skyler’s pieces, Queen Amy, was on display and sold within no time. I was truly enamored by his genius and introduced myself to him and his father who was present at the gallery. We exchanged numbers, stayed in contact and shortly thereafter I started managing his career. His talent is irrepressible, innate and ebullient.
Skyler’s work is influenced by Kehinde Wiley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Gordon Parks among other great artists. Obviously, growing up in Los Angeles, he has always been inspired by musical rhythms such as hip-hop and rap, both of which are culturally intertwined with graffiti and street art. Moreover, Skyler has relied on all his influences and visual inspiration to develop his unique fashion sense and distinctive style.
At his young age, Skyler sees himself as an artist who can embrace different mediums across different platforms: besides working with mixed media on paper and canvas, Skyler has also released his first set of prints and has collaborated with Jason of Beverly Hills creating a limited edition diamond bezel series of watches.
I’m truly excited about Skyler’s upcoming first solo show at Lab Art, which opens on September 19th. I hope to see many of you there.