Korel Rivera

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Cesar Rivera AKA Korel, began to draw graffiti in 1999 black books only, one year after went out and paint illegally by taging and bombing. Born and raised in Mexico City, he got a lot influence by the Mexican old school people like Reak, koka and humo. In 2005 started painting legally trying to find an style that was clearly influenced by European graffiti writers. By 2007 living already in the US, 2wk crew was created doing several walls across the NYC, including the world famous meca of graffiti 5 ptz that lead to the documentary “American Graffiti filmed by the New York City’s NYFA.

In the summer of 2012 korel meets “Kobra” Brazil’s most famous graffiti muralist and collaborate with two other people to paint the famous NYC’ mural right on 25th st and 10th ave, Chelsea that becomes some of the NYC attractions for tourist in the famous high line. Later in the same year korel participates on the “Graffiti Hall of Fame in New York City painting along side with some of the old school graffiti writers.

Korel has been tattooing since 2009 started in a small studio located in Spanish Harlem in NYC after he did a commissioned wall at his friend's studio. Now he's cúrently working in Kanagawa Japan in Mad house tattoo Japan where he started as a guest artist in 2018 and now he's a resident artist from 2019 the year that he's moved out to Japan.

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Korel Rivera - Mad house tattoo Japan
Name:Korel Rivera


  1. Black & Grey
  2. Realistic
  3. Free hand


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