Miami-based artist, Jose Mertz is redefining what it means to be larger than life. True, his murals that use both vibrant colors and muted grays are enormous in size, but the effect of his art is what truly lives up to the adage. Mertz’s works of art are transformative, providing a unique take on both street art as well as traditional drawing, and graphic as well.
Claiming to draw inspiration from “Ancient Civilizations, Science Fiction, Eastern Philosophy, Dreams, Myth & the Supernatural,” Mertz’s art makes sure to encompass a variety of aspects of society anybody can relate to. His art suggests a deeper understanding of things we might not think twice of. Many of Mertz’s works portray animals whose eyes you will swear cut you to the core. He uses a varieties of mediums to create these pieces, but all have the same level of depth.