• Overview
    Whenever I am not making art I am thinking of other art. It's fun for me. It just gets my head away from being totally in my own bubble
    Brian Donnelly, better known by his pseudonym KAWS, was born on November 4, 1974, in Jersey City, New Jersey. He is an influential American artist and designer renowned for his distinctive blend of pop culture and street art. KAWS first gained recognition in the 1990s for his graffiti art, notably featuring his iconic characters with X-ed out eyes.

    As his career progressed, KAWS transitioned from the streets to galleries and museums, expanding his artistic repertoire. He is celebrated for his paintings, sculptures, and toys that often incorporate familiar figures from cartoons and popular culture, reimagined with his unique artistic vision.

    One of KAWS' signature elements is the use of Xs over the eyes of his characters, which has become a recognizable and iconic aspect of his work. His art is characterized by a playful yet thought-provoking approach, navigating the realms of consumerism, popular culture, and contemporary art.

    Beyond his solo artistic endeavors, KAWS has engaged in numerous collaborations with notable brands and artists. His work has extended to designing limited-edition toys, clothing, and other merchandise, gaining him a considerable following in both the art and streetwear communities.

    KAWS has exhibited his work globally in solo shows and major museums, solidifying his status as a significant figure in the intersection of street art, fine art, and commercial design. His influence extends beyond the traditional boundaries of the art world, making KAWS a cultural phenomenon and a prominent figure in the contemporary art scene.

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