Ariel Vergez-Mr.Blackbrain Exclusive @ Haven Studios & Gallery

It is always an honor to learn about new artists! Especially when the artist is genuinely passionate about what they present to the world; using Art as a tool to educate the masses is of such great importance to me as an art lover and writer; it is an inspiration. With all that being said, Haven Studios & Gallery which is a Los Angeles based closed silkscreen and artist space studio is working along with Ariel Vergez- Mr. Blackbrain, an upcoming artist of Dominican decent, Miami raised. I want you to just take a few moments and take in the name he uses;  it is a bold statement which quickly lets you know what his Art represents as well as his persona. He is an extremely talented artist who is bringing not only vivid graphics and comics to enjoy but also a large dose of knowledge, consciousness and history all wrapped up in one. I am really looking forward on meeting him and digging more into his mind about the characters he has chosen for this new installments called “Dreamers” which consists of political figures and heroes. What a political yet artistic way to portray our fallen heroes.  You can learn more about his latest installment series of “Dreamers; Malcom XMen” on the press release images below.

Mr. Blackbrain along with Haven Studios & Galleries will be a part of the L.A. Live Show in our beautiful city of Angels this Friday, June 12, 2015. Come thru and support his art! See you all there.

You can find out more about his works as well as purchasing original limited prints exclusively at Haven Studios which is located at 1640 North Spring St. Suite D. Los Angeles, California 90012.213- 536-5102.

Just Click on the link below to be directed to their Official Website:

Instagram @havenstudiola

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon





MONICA SMILES TOBON MR. BLACKBRAINBLACK BRAIN is a pop-noir artist disrupting beauty and thought. He whips ink like Dexter does blood. His gifted, art psyche develops stories that bring color to the mundane, dialogue to the mute and personality to the dull. His work is a voice for the transitional generation.

Dominican born Ariel Vergez, the mind of BlackBrain, was raised in Miami, Florida. Inspired by the heroes of his youth including Dali & DaVinci he pursued art at a young age. BLACK BRAIN’s apprenticeship commenced at the Design and Architecture Senior High in Miami, Florida and matured at The Cleveland Institute of Art. His in-demand talents have globally guided him to award-winning design firms including Hasbro, Takara, Eleven, and Karten Design where he was recognized with the CES Innovation award, IDA Residential Sustainable Design award and named the 2009 IDA product designer of the year. Since then, BLACK BRAIN has joined forces with philanthropic groups and other artists/designers/dreamers to pursue his first love – art – most recently working with helping end the world’s water crisis. BLACK BRAIN also is co-owner of Vergez, Inc., an artscentric, high-concept environments design collective alongside his artist/designer wife.


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