Forbes 30under30 Class of 2017 Art & Style Nominee Street Artist Jason Innocent
Forbes 30 Under 30 is an annual award, which recognizes bright young game changers around the world for their brilliant, innovative and inspiring ideas in their various fields of in life. Notable alumni such as A$AP Rocky, Stephen Curry, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez and many more.This year, street artist Jason Innocent is a nominee for this distinction. Elusive, brilliant, mysterious, anonymous—these are all adjectives used to describe Jason Innocent over the years. The legend of the Brooklyn-born artist has grown to a mythical height, with stories of his identity and origins being spun into incredible fantasies. One of the most language oriented street artist you will ever see. Jason Innocent is an anonymous graffiti writer, who has been spreading his name across the streets of downtown New York for the past four years. His scribbled handwriting dots the urban jungle of the Lower East Side and the East Village, making him a compelling, memorable presence on the city streets. You cannot walk throughout lower Manhattan and not noticed his graffiti on the walls and on objects. Unlikely many graffiti artist Jason’s graffiti are comprised with content. Short phrases and oblique poetry. He blended art with words enigmatic phrases such as “DEAD IN THE WATER, THE WICKED NEVER REST, WOUND ITCH WHEN THEY HEAL” and “LOST COME FOUNDED ME” cropped up on walls and alleys throughout lower Manhattan. They were always signed with the mysterious tag “Jason Innocent”. Jason Innocent subject is a heady blend of high- and pop culture influences. Raised in a multilingual home. His mother and father was from Haiti. Jason Innocent was a student of art history and world culture, visiting the museums of New York City from a young age and watching animation. Peep his work here.