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Mr. StarCity

Art as a message of love.

“I think art has become my platform to deliver a message of love.”

Mr. StarCity paints emotive, abstract figures in an ever-evolving practice. A self taught artist, he loves playing with eclectic materials. These include sand, soil, pumice, fabric, crayon and acrylic paint. As a result, his paintings have a thick, tactile texture. They also have a strong narrative quality. Mr. StarCity sees his art as telling stories in order to promote communal healing. He seeks...

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Bio

David “Mr. StarCity” White was born in 1979 in Brooklyn, New York, where he continues to live and work.

Life

Growing up, Mr. StarCity saw many of the youth in his community die or fall victim to crimes. He would create local murals in honour of them, as a way “to endure the pain in these poverty and crime-ridden areas.” He eventually stopped to avoid “wanted” posters, but retained his love for painting.

Principles

Mr. StarCity sees art as a medium for spreading love. He tries to make himself “accessible in some way, outside of the gallery walls.” This even extends to hand-delivering his paintings to collectors.

Collaborations with Mr. StarCity

Avant Arte and Mr. StarCity have one upcoming collaboration.