Born December of 1991, Ivan J. Roque is a visual artist from Miami, Florida. Raised in the inner city of the infamous Carol City, Ivan has a passion centered on the concepts of birth, death, renewal and social struggles. He was influenced by both old masters like Marcel DuChamp, Caravaggio and Mark Rothko. Today’s geniuses such as Shepard Fairey, Anthony Lister and Typoe have also been a big influence in his art.
Roque has accomplished many impressive achievements for his young age. Among these are working artistically with rapper Denzel Curry and being selected to collaborate with major brands like Beck’s, Seagram’s Gin and The Opium Group. He also frequently showcases alongside established artists such as Stephen Gamson, David Detuna, John “CRASH” Matos, and many others. Additionally, Ivan was chosen to be a part of the acclaimed Pop Up Pianos Miami during Art Basel 2012 and Surfside commissioned one of his pieces for the town.
Thus far, this young artist has had two gallery solo shows. Ivan Roque’s first museum and third solo show will take place this summer at The Coral Springs Museum of Art. Roque’s pieces are becoming increasingly in demand with works being sold to collectors worldwide.
Roque’s art can be found in galleries in New York, Miami and Dubai and in murals internationally. His work is truly innovative and something to follow. Ivan Roque is a true example of what can become of those who are “forever lost”.