Born and raised in New York City, Jimmy Aponte captures an abstract point of view of the city. His road to the Fine Arts wasn’t straight forward. As he explored through the performing arts, he found him self as a photographer. During a production Jimmy was given a camera to document the behind the scenes. He hasn’t stopped snapping pictures since.
Aponte started selling his photography on Prince street SOHO NY in 2013. Setting up a table and waiting for people to stop with interest. Emerged in the Mecca of street art and graffiti writers, Jimmy started to mold his style. Taking advice from old time graffiti artist, Mark Alaquin “TEV 1.” Mark advised, “when you open shop, don’t be lazy and do some work; look busy. Start painting on your pictures or something.”
When painting on his 1st photo creating a photo/painting, it sold. Jimmy continued this process and soon became a popular SOHO street artist; selling his work to locals and art lovers from around the globe.
Today Aponte is a emerging artist with several collectors anticipating his next group of works. To find out what Jimmy is up too, follow him on Instagram @jimmyaponte.