Who is Mr. Exclusive?
Get to know the artist known as Mr. Exclusive.
Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Mr. Exclusive was drawn to art at a young age. When he was young, he was already a great artist, but it wasn’t until 19 that he started drawing more realistic portraits of his nieces and nephews that he started to challenge himself as an artist. His passion for painting grew after he finished his military service, and at 23, he decided to pursue art as a profession. Today, he can show his paintings and murals all over the world. When it comes to painting, he often uses a mixture of acrylic, oil, and spray paint, and he uses epoxy resin to add a glossy finish to his works. The majority of Mr. Exclusive’s murals in Miami are based in Wynwood including his private Art gallery which faces the WYNWOOD WALLS museum. Celebrities, investors, and art collectors are among the elite who collect his original artworks.
Prior to his career as an artist, Mr. Exclusive enrolled in the Israeli military as a member of the engineering corps unit. Once his service was over, he had to decide what he wanted to do with his life. In this case, there were two options, the first being to stay in the military and sign a contract with the special forces. Alternatively, he could return to his family in Montreal and begin working again. Though he didn’t know what he would do once he returned to Montréal, he decided it would be best if he just listened to his instincts.
When he returned to Canada, his brother planned on opening a gym for him to practice Muay Thai. At the same time, he began painting, something he had never attempted before. The change from drawing to painting was a big one for him. As he began painting larger canvases, people began showing interest and even ordering custom pieces. As a result, he started to promote his art on social media, leading to a full-time job as an artist.
The Art History of Mr. Exclusive
As art is in high demand in the United States, Mr. Exclusive decided to establish himself as an artist in Miami, Florida. As a result, he decided to travel to the United States to show off his art and meet people in the industry. With only a suitcase, 8 large paintings, and a full box of paints, he drove straight to Miami in his truck. Once he arrived, he recognized the potential in the world of luxury art and immediately knew that his art would fit in. While in Miami, he worked with a group of influencers to promote his work. He also worked in as many galleries as possible so that he could build his reputation as an artist.
Traveling between Miami, New York, and Los Angeles, Mr. Exclusive gained a tremendous amount of industry insight, which led him to discover the Wynwood Miami Arts District, the most creative area he’d ever seen. It was here that he met the owner of an event company known as “Encourage”. During his time working with Encourage, he met the landlord of this warehouse, a fellow Israeli who quickly became a good friend of his. Having seen the artwork that Mr. Exclusive was working on, he began a collaboration with him on new paintings and sculptures to sell directly from his galleries in Key West. The following year, he was given an amazing space owned by the same landlord, located in the most crowded area of Wynwood, adjoining the Wynwood walls museum. He was able to participate in Art Basel 2022 here as well as a handful of other amazing art shows.
What’s Next for Mr. Exclusive?
Mr. Exclusive hopes to enter and spread his art around new galleries around the world and work on more collaborations such as the ones he has done with interior designer Monica Sulisky and Leopelle Egyption Leather Company. As the world becomes more technological, so too do art styles. The artist’s most recent projects have focused more on digital art, as this is becoming a new way to display creativity. A large part of his vision is to grow his art along with the changing world and collaborate with other talented artists.
Website: MrExclusive (mrexclusiveart.com)