Puerto Rican artist Rafael Colon at Art on A Gallery , New York

New York - Rafael Colon is a former US Marine and self taught artist born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx. Inspired by history as told to him by his Chinese grandfather, his travels with the Marines and a long standing interest in the discipline and detailed work of Asian artists. Bringing this style into the modern era, Colon creates wood-burned, hand-painted images is inspired by the Japanese Woodblock style on skateboard decks as well as traditional watercolor pieces.

His exhibit is showing until the Closing Reception on April 12th from 6-8 PM at Art on A Gallery, 24 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009.