Luis Esparza. Coming from the streets of Avis Avenue,
"Bahgo74", Mr. Esparza’s tagging name and artistic
pseudonym, is a true innovator in the genre known as
urban art. He has transcended the classic structures
of this popular genre. Like many graffiti artists, his
work as an urban artist was done purely with the aim
of self-expression. Gradually, he began to take his
artistic potential seriously and developed his own
unique style while studying at Art Center College in
Pasadena. Here he imbibed the influence of such
artists as Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso and applied
them to the development of his explosive new style.
Always striving for innovation, Bahgo74 seeks to
pioneer new chapters in the renaissance of urban art.
In addition to his work as a visual artist,Bahgo74
also expresses himself artistically as a talented
hip-hop musician, creating colorful landscape beats
and melodies that are as unique as his paintings.
After graduating from the Art Institute with a B.A. in
Graphic Design, Bahgo74 was inspired to return to his
artistic roots as a graffiti artist. Through the
influences imbibed through his studies at the Art
Institute and his vast knowledge of techniques in
graffiti art and canvas painting, Bahgo74 has
become a major player in urban art and has contributed
significantly to its growth.