Size: 40"W x 40"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Justin Gilzene is a Bronx, NY native and self-taught artist. His artist career began after leaving Monroe College where he was a culinary arts major to focus on his true passion in painting. Justin pairs a cartoon character with a pop culture figure to bring out a powerful message to help shed light and awareness within the flaws and injustice in our country, and also within ourselves. In 2014 he had his first solo exhibition at Cotton Hustle, created a special commission piece of artwork for NBA player Andre Drummond from the Detroit Pistons, also for rapper Drake.
Smile Design Gallery merges art with the mission of providing dental treatment for people who need care. The gallery believes social enterprise can move the great masses of humanity forward, and with a passion for art, its founders have tapped the “art market” to do just that. The gallery has treated over 500 patients since inception in the Spring of 2013, collaborated with artists such as Mr. Brainwash, Chi Modu, UR New York, Fab 5 Freddy, Liu Bolin, Miya Ando and Swizz Beats, partnered with art dealers such as Martin Lawrence Gallery, and Klein Sun Gallery, and achieved industry milestones with a 2013 Miami Art Basel production rated “Top 10” by Vanity Fair, and granted charitable dentistry in partnership with the Holocaust Survivors Initiative, The Bowery Mission, Urban Promise Camden and many more.