Dionelo Alvarez aka Souls Nyc was born and raised in the South Bronx. Growing up a few blocks away from the infamous Bronx Zoo, he has always looked at the city as an inspiration board.
"From an early age I felt creativity was my preferred language in a loud and lively Dominican household.
Art has always been my escape and chosen language.
Sketching on the train, working on canvases, designing my next mural, art is in me. I don't think about creating, it bursts out of me."
Currently studying Fine arts at Laguardia College, Souls Nyc also mentors youth and directs art related workshops. Dedicated to his chosen style, Aerosol Art, this Bronx artist integrates it's methods and history in his lesson plans for the youth.