Street artist Chris Veal was born in Milledgeville and has been making art in Atlanta since moving to the Old Fourth Ward in 1999. His painting of George Floyd, killed May 25 by Minneapolis police, went up last week.
ARTIST: Veal, who’s in his late 30s, is known for using satire and social commentary in his graffiti, portraits and murals, all done with his favorite medium: spray paint.
STYLE: He doesn’t have one. “I find one style to be boring. I think art should be fun,” he said when speaking to ArtsATL last year.
ET CETERA: For more of Atlanta’s creative street art, visit Atlanta Street Art Map. If you see a George Floyd- or Black Lives Matter-themed work you think we should know about, please email email@example.com.
In times like these, when we are separated by necessity, ArtsATL is needed more than ever. Please consider a donation so we can continue to highlight Atlanta’s creative community.