Jabari Reed-Diop (i.B.O.M.S)

Based out of: St. Petersburg, Florida, Jabari Jahi Babatu Reed-Diop, otherwise known as i.B.O.M.S. (illegal. Beauty. On.My.Streets) is a 23-year-old artist based in St. Petersburg, Florida. His artistic acumen comes from personal experience and formal education at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville and Gibbs high PCCA magnet program here in St.Petersburg. Despite constantly pushing his craft and experimenting with new mediums, iBOMS’ style is immediately recognizable.

At first glance, his work may seem like simple illustrations or even graffiti, but each piece has a story to tell, a deeper message about omens, a powerful statement about love, destruction, or discovery. His characters are complex and often represent aspects of his psyche as a young black male. By transmuting emotional and physical states of being, He mirrors the relationships between spirit and god.

His mediums range from 3d sculpture to 2d and digital design.

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