Candy Javier Espinal
Is a New York based Visual Artist who blends her Dominican culture and influences growing up in the Bronx (N.Y.) to propel her ability to push the envelop through her makeup artistry, paintings and illustrations. With a long time passion for beauty and fashion, through makeup and nail art, Candy began making headway in the beauty industry. With 5+ years of experience and many incredible opportunities behind her (Adidas, Sephora, Rodarte, Chromat, Yeezy, NBA, NYFW, Harpers Bazaar Thailand, etc.) Candy continues to strive to connect and educate humans to own their beauty inside and out.
About Her Work
Candy J. works out of her studio in Harlem (New York). Her paintings and illustrations are created through meditation, that connect to her motto "Flowing Not Forcing", to not force life, self or any outcome. Candy combines motion, rhythm, and loosely rendered illustrations on multiple mediums to challenge the flow of her work while being present. As she experiments to further identify the DNA in her body of work, she is inspired by her surroundings, where she fuses her appreciation for the abstract and for personal style.