“Whenever I see a blank wall…I see an opportunity to communicate.” JT Daniels started pursuing art as a teenager, becoming the designated artist for school projects, painting custom skateboards and selling illustrations to friends and mentors. Currently, he uses his art to support and uplift the community. His murals can be seen all over Kansas City, adorning the walls of small businesses, street car stops, galleries and local neighborhoods.
His work weaves together various elements, such as characters and phrases, into streamlined designs that represent the heartbeat of the urban community. Overlapping faces and figures within the illustrations are visual references of people he’s interacted with. Those conversations and interactions become the compositions that signify the always transforming and growing human experience.
“In my work, I take the opportunity to add in phrases or words that have personal meanings, in which two of my favorites are : SUP – ‘Surviving Under Pressure’ and YEP – ‘Young Empowered People’. “