Rahmaan Statik


Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, surrounded by urban art and public murals, Rahmaan became inspired to be involved with the subculture of urban graffiti. A consequent arrest for “vandalism” put him on a mission to legitimize the production of aerosol murals. This became the main focus of his work: public murals that fuse the graffiti aesthetic with a classical training received from the American Academy of Art. As co-founder of RK Design, a graphic arts and mural company, he has produced over 200 murals, multiple CD covers, book illustrations and logo designs. Through the Chicago Public Art Group, as well as Gallery 37. He has instructed children in mural painting techniques, as well as mentored young artists in their craft. Rahmaan currently works out of his studio in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, where in addition to pieces created in oil, acrylic, graphite, pen & ink, pastels, mosaic tile, spray paint and digital media, he is developing an instructional video on large-scale aerosol pieces.