There’s a new face on the Brooklyn graffiti scene – literally. Jorit Agoch, a street artist known for his hyperrealist paintings depicting the human face, has a new mural in Williamsburg. His portrait of a boy named Camillo can be seen on North 10th Street, between Bedford Avenue and Driggs.
Agoch’s work has brought him to every corner of the globe – baggy sweatpants, colorful kicks, and all. His trademark faces can be seen in Cuba, Europe, and Africa, and are distinguishable by their stunning semblance to reality, the acute emotion they exude, and the soft, red amber lines that run across their cheeks. He calls the lines a “signature” that tell people “that’s my work.”
Agoch has two pieces in Bushwick, one of a young girl and the other of hip-hop icon and Roots member Questlove. A fourth New York mural, located in the Bronx, features local rap legend Afrika Bambaataa.
“I paint the face because I like the emotion the face gives to the people,” he said when asked about the inspiration behind his art. “When somebody sees a big face they feel very emotional things inside.”