Benny Cruz:
Benny was born and raised in Sweden, a place where he never quite felt at home with his art. He has since turned his eyes towards the rest of the world where he has found success with audiences in different countries. New York has become the top city for his art. It has opened up new opportunities for growth and the prospects for a bright future.

As an artist Benny mostly works in acrylics on canvas, but is also working with murals. His acrylic work and text-based street art have recently played a larger part in his artistry. 

Benny ́s inspiration flows from his Chilean roots, emotions, childhood memories as well as the hip-hop scene with artists like Wu-Tang Clan. These are his main inspirations. One of the concepts he works with is his text-based streetart. He takes to The streets and lets his intuition guide him to the right places. He then uses either big chalks to draw on the ground or use foil text-balloons on walls. 

Benny was an apprentice under the now late Chilean artist Alfredo Mosella. Art studies both in Gothenburg and Stockholm. He has done several mural paintings in Sweden at places like Röda Sten Konsthall in 2001 and Mötesplats Lundby in 2015. He has also painted murals in Spain, Paris and Chile just to name a few.

One of Benny’s Exhibitions has been displayed in Swedens oldest museumLivrustkammaren in Stockholm.