Kenny Scharf | 케니 샤프 (born 1958, United States) is associated with the East Village Art movement of the 1980s in New York. At the side of his mentor Andy Warhol and contemporaries such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, with whom he invented Street Art, a term and movement of the late 20th century, Kenny Scharf developed a distinctive and uniquely personal artistic style in both painting and sculpture. In his works there are always references to popular culture, such as cartoon characters from the Flintstones and Jetsons as well as imaginary anthropomorphic creatures. Through ecstatic compositions and a dazzling color palette, Kenny Scharf presents an immersive visual experience that is both intimate and fresh. Scharf’s multifaceted practice, which includes painting, sculpture, installations, murals, performance, and fashion, reflects his commitment to creating dynamic art forms that deconstruct existing artistic hierarchies and reflect the philosophy of pop artists. But Sharp’s artistic significance goes beyond the art historical terrain of Pop Art; instead, the artist coined the term “Pop Surrealist” to describe his unique practice. His inclusion in the Whitney Biennial in 1985 marked the beginning of his international phenomenon, a reputation that continues to flourish today.