Originally born and raised in New York City, Moncho1929’s known for his iconic animal-inspired street art. The original series of works are meant to bring attention to the ongoing civil wars in Africa and the decimation of the animal population as a result. The colors used are loosely based on various African flag colors and military fatigues. The sense of urgency on the animals combined with the suspension of the colors are meant to in a sense halt time for a glimpse at a fleeting moment of fear, frustration, escape and freedom. While beautiful, they also have strong social commentary on survival, preservation and awareness. The works have slowly evolved into aggressively socio-political areas as well and speak of various issues ranging from war, poaching, and police brutality to the trappings of fame.
Moncho has had shows for his works in various galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and London. His work is in many private collections across the world including the French Consulate in Los Angeles and Soho House. NBC’s “The Voice” for a large-scale work, The City of Glendale California, The City of West Hollywood, CA and various projects for public works, has also previously commissioned him.