Taka Cooper is a classmate of mine from the Illinois Institute of Art’s Illustration and design program. My classmates and I all really admire his work and have nothing but high hopes for him. He’s excellent at tattooing as well. So if you want to follow an up and coming Illinois artist, check him out! I promise his work will blow your mind, like it does mine.
I spoke with this artist briefly in my time working at Paper Crown. I adore his stencil art style street art paintings. If you are in the Chicago land area, you should check out his work.
Check out his Facebook page for upcoming shows and updates on his art!