Although only 24 years old, CANTSTOPGOODBOY (CSGB), is quickly making his mark in the contemporary art world. His artistic talents were recognised early but his school would not prove to be the environment in which he would flourish.
With no formal training, he rediscovered his love for art during his freshman year of college where he became inspired both by the prominence of street art and by an art professor who quickly recognised his abilities. After one semester he transferred to the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he took general studies classes while his art was sidelined as a hobby. It only took one semester at Boulder for Nick Simon (CANTSTOPGOODBOY) to realise that creating art, and not academics, is his true passion.
With a meticulous attention to detail, utilising mixed media (vintage comics) and various other techniques which he has coined the term “RealFake.”
CANTSTOPGOODBOY collaborates with Brands
Collaborations with companies such as Sony, Warner Bros., Serj Tankian, Atlantic Records, Coachella Music Festival, Absolut Vodka, Converse, TOMS Shoes, Sol Republic, the Audience, eOne Entertainment and American Idol to name a few, show you clearly CANTSTOPGOODBOY.
CANTSTOPGOODBOY made his television debut with his signature vibrant GoodBoy Blue taking centre stage at American Idol. CSGB was approached by the team behind American Idol on Fox to contribute to the creative atmosphere surrounding American Idol’s finale season.
Utilising his street art background, CSGB created his signature starburst involving the images of past performers, judges and personalities, with the iconic American Idol insignia as the focal point to tie the entire piece together.
CANTSTOPGOODBOY had transformed a blank, empty wall in the city of Philadelphia into a captivating, refreshing piece of artwork for the global community to enjoy through its televised reveal. CANTSTOPGOODBOY’s main goal in this project was to create a work of art that represented the American Idol brand and how Idol has shaped the lives of so many Americans, while in turn reinforcing CSGB’s own personal stance on the inclusion of arts and the support of aspiring artists in unique and unconventional ways.
Exhibition in Los Angeles link below
Art has the power to open up the mind and can be used for the good of all.