Harif Guzman is a world-renowned contemporary artist and a fashion designer born in Venezuela in 1975, currently living in New York. The city is not only his home but also his canvas and source of inspiration. His artistic influences derive from his experiences of honest craft and image making while he was working in his father’s print shop, as a boy.
His work is about transformation of humble materials into powerful artworks, as a reference to his life transformation, from a shop worker to a worldwide renowned contemporary artist. Best known for his drawings of his alter ego, Haculla – an iconic figure in the street art scene of New York, Harif Guzman’s work is a unique technique that refuse the deadening effects of iconographical conformity.
His work has been exhibited world-wide form United-States to Australia, passing by Europe and Asia. He also collaborated with brands as Volcom, Burton and Tommy Hilfiger.