Today we’d like to introduce you to Chris Haven.
Chris Haven, born in Denver Co, began doing art at an early age and was inspired by his grandmother to draw. Later he was influenced by graffiti and street art to create a unique style of his own. His art ranges from spray painted murals, canvas, digital drawings and installations. He has worked with a variety of company’s including Redbull, Adidas, Coors, Mountain Dew, T-Mobile, and other large and small businesses. His art work has been shown at various galleries and events such as Art Basel Miami and Artopia Denver. He currently is working to further his fine art canvas’ and street murals. In addition to painting he also enjoys making hip hop music and skateboarding.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
For a long time I was just creating. I had no way of showing my art or creating a business with it. After social media this became much easier. I didn’t realize but all that practice payed off once I was able to showcase what I had been working on. It’s never a smooth road but if you view those bumps as lessons even the hardships become of value.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
My business is art. Murals, digital design, fabrication, Installation, video production, filming, music anything I can be creative with. I specialize in visual arts and am best known for my city scapes and Pyramid people. I’m most proud of doing everything myself . When I started, I thought I needed a social media person, a web designer, a secretary, a writer for proposals but after time I was able to wear all these hats myself. I believe my humor with my pyramid people sets me apart and hopefully makes people laugh and enjoy them more. I try to be original in everything I do or adapt something to my style I think that originality will always set a person apart from the crowd.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up I was not very social and very academic. I enjoyed sports and am athletic. I was always into art (more fine art in the beginning) and enjoyed being outside and playing.
- Website: Secretskwadron.com
- Email: Chrishaven26@yahoo.com
- Instagram: @Chrishaven
- Other: Soundcloud.com/chris-haven