His professional name is R Black and he has been working until now at the frontline of the Occupy protest movement.
But R Black has upgraded to an elite art form and his work is catching the eyes of the high and mighty.
He sees no contadiction on the change of role, telling Voice of San Diego: ‘Opera’s made by artists. Artists are typically liberal-type people.’
He continues: ‘I love posters with couples on them, in love. Especially for an art form like opera. So many people are involved in a partnership. When in relationships, I like looking at posters and feeling that — “Aw, falling in love again!”’
‘Much of my career has been drawing really thin, pin-up chicks. I like voluptuous women as well, and I like being able to capture them and make them sexy. I tried to do that with Aida and with the front of the opera poster.’ – R. Black
And, for balance, here are a couple of samples of his previous work. We really like his style.