Meet the 19-year-old artist exhibiting his work at Hudson Yards

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Skyler Gray, a 19-year-old avenue artist, is leaning into utilizing social media as a platform for sharing his artwork.

“I don’t thoughts [posting my art to Instagram] as a result of there’s folks all over the world that may’t see it as a result of I’m solely in a gallery in New York, I’m solely in a gallery in Miami, I’m additionally in a gallery in LA, so I’m solely in three locations on the earth so I prefer to share it for everybody to see,” Gray, who has beforehand proven at Artwork Basel, informed Web page Six on the opening for the Avant Gallery in Hudson Yards on Thursday.

And whereas posting his work to social media might allow copycats, the LA native likes to look on the intense aspect.

“That solely reveals that I’ve carried out one thing,” he mentioned with a smile. “I’ve impressed folks, I’ve motivated folks. It makes me mad seeing that individuals do this, however on the identical time, it’s like, in the event that they weren’t doing that then I’m not doing one thing proper as a result of I’m not large enough or influential sufficient to have folks do this.”

The modern artist, who counts Chris Brown and Paris Hilton amongst his 41,000 Instagram followers, additionally finds inspiration from his critics.

“Each time I do one thing new, to be sincere, all of the criticism and all of the hate, all that kind of stuff retains me going and I really sit up for that as a result of that’s what retains me eager to get higher,” he mentioned.

Gray’s creations will be considered in New York solely at Avant Gallery in Hudson Yards.

“I believe it’s wonderful,” he mentioned. “I really feel like I’m a part of tomorrow if that is smart as a result of Hudson Yards is the longer term and what’s occurring is simply wonderful. I’m comfortable to be part of section one as a result of … I’m the longer term.”

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