GWIZ a.k.a. Jorge Viera is an Illustrator, Interactive Developer, Sculptor and Designer from Miami, Florida. His Cuban parents came to America to find a dream that Communism suppressed, A dream of freedom. Freedom of expression, freedom from oppression, freedom to thrive. As a boy, Jorge grew up in two worlds; His parents and their fun loving Afro-Caribbean world of food, music, and rhythm, and his new "Americano" world of McDonald's, Bruce Springsteen, and Saturday morning cartoons. It was this balancing act that laid the foundation for his future of living a double life as a traditional artist by day, and a rooftop climbing spray can artist by night. Inhabiting these two worlds has often been difficult.
After several years of this, he decided to take his art to another level. Experimenting with everything from brushes and enamels to laser prints and sculpting techniques, he has broadened his style and reach with everything from interactive development to the large graffiti murals he’s always been known for. He now uses his talents and creates unique pieces that incorporate his love of Graffiti, and Hip Hop culture in general. An accomplished Muralist and Painter, He appeared as a guest on TLC’s “Miami Ink” in 2007. His 2005 “Original Gangstas” Mural in the design district has become a fixture for photo shoots for everything from Models to Custom Cars and has appeared in numerous publications since it was completed for Toe Jam films in 2009.