Justin Bua has been making a mark in the art world with his urban flavored paintings. Justin Bua's combination of graffiti-esque style, distorted realism and urban themes has made his paintings some of the most popular art among young people today. The biggest markets for his work are the college campuses in America and Canada, where he is a best seller. Bua has an energetic and vocal fan base that ranges from high school skateboarders and college students across the globe to Hollywood actors like Robert De Niro and Christina Ricci.
Bua, born in 1968, grew up in New York City's untamed, upper-west side. At age 13, BUA was accepted on an art scholarship to the High School of Music and Performing Arts where he studied visual art.