Czr Prz is a multi-faceted urban contemporary/street artist, illustrator and go-to taskmaster for the imagination. A hyper-creative, Czr’s 20 year career has peppered the globe with various works. Although born and raised in Chicago, his stories have touched countless locations from America to Europe; works like large-scale murals, interior and exterior installations, paintings, sculptures as well as creative directed events and photo/video shoots. His work is very thematic and in a constant flux, changing from urban landscapes to elements nature down to abstractions of tangible objects. Even when transitioning between mediums, his work still maintains techniques from years of illustration, painting, and design, leaving a signature style that is visible regardless of the subject matter. Much of his influences lie in varied art forms from classical renaissance and Impressionism to more modern genres such as graffiti and graphic novels.
By 2010 he had begun traveling both nationally and internationally until in 2014 he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma, and for the following 1.5 years he had to remain in Chicago for treatment. Since then he has been 2 years in remission and continues to work in both his own work as well as in Ava Grey Designs .
Czr was named in Rolling Stones as one of the “5 cool things to discover in Chicago” for his participation in the Big Walls project, was presented in a short video for a Day of the Dead mural he produced for Modelo and Concord Music Hall, and co-founded Ava Grey Designs, a design-build creative agency that he co-founded with Nick Glazebrook, where he serves as the creative lead. Their clientele has included the likes of Red Bull, Starburst, Miller-Coors, to name a few. The work of both Czr Prz and Ava Grey Designs can be viewed at Ava-Grey.com