Since his humble beginnings bouncing around the midwest, Vincent found his artistic path with direction and support from many friends and family. One of his biggest supporters, Vincent’s Grandma has consistently encouraged, guided and even managed shows for him throughout his life. Early on Vincent landed an apprenticeship with sculptor & professor Jeff Thompson. This apprenticeship helped Vincent develop & learn with other artists far his superior at his young age.
Key to VincentÕs existence, Collaborations have been the central theme to the last 10 years of his art career.
In 2008 Vincent met DJ Schugar and together they pioneered The Infusion Project, a collective of artists that empowers artists to be artists for a living. Through this collaboration Vincent met many more collaborators including Jim Chelius, Kai Martin, Kiska Zilla and Sean Dietrich. It was in this setting that VincentÕs character-based cartoon collage really started to mature as well as kickstarting VincentÕs live painting.
In 2011 Vincent was invited to go on tour with the Identity Festival which reignited vincents love of life on the road. Together with Sean Dietrich and an all star DJ Lineup, Vincent travelled to 20 cities in 30 days. This festival series took VincentÕs new found Live Art style to new heights with his new ÒDassa MonstaÓ character series. All these Monstas eventually lead to VincentÕs ÒDassa Monsta Coloring BookÓ that came out in 2013
Sean & Vincent continued to tour the USA off and on causing them to create multiple collaborations together. At SXSW in Austin TX in 2013, the first of their newly realized Fear & Loathing Across America Series was created; ÒFear and Loathing in AustinÓ. Since the inception of F&L Across America, they have created ÒAustinÓ, ÒSan FranciscoÓ, ÒMiamiÓ, ÒManhattanÓ with many more to come.
Recently, Vincent started an intense regimen of collaborations including works with Hoodlab, Grassroots, Capital Butane, Sunshine joy Company, Wizard Pins, Mood mats, PBR and a host of others. Collaboration will continue to push Vincent as an artist supporting him to create stronger community bonds and influence counterculture.