By Olivia Kociolek

By Olivia Kociolek

Mustart (Ivan Petrovsky) was born in Russia and moved to the U.S. at the age of 14. He received a BFA from NJCU in 2009 and has been working as an artist ever since. Known for his diversity and evolving approach he is currently one of the most sought-after street artists in the New York area. Mustart's ability to evolve and develop based on outside cultural influences defines his unique ability to work with various people in different areas of life. Whether on a canvas or a large-scale mural, his ability to create color-loaded abstract design, often combined with photo-realism, makes him an artist with great flexibility. His clients include New York area real estate developers, interior decorators, pharmaceutical firms, breweries, restaurants and a number of private residences, in addition to frequent gallery shows. "I'm always growing and learning," he states. "My work is a microcosm of every personal and aesthetic encounter that seizes my day."