Around the age of 14 when Enrique Enn started to really get into his new passion, the country around him was changing. 2010 in Venezuela saw Chavez declare an “economic war.” Years of economic mismanagement by government officials, mixed with falling oil prices and international sanctions, had officially created a recipe for disaster for most Venezuelan residents that were not already part of the business elite.
Although the Enn family was not necessarily struggling as much as other families in the area, the rigid economic woes were taking a toll on them all. By 2014 when Enrique was 18, he was able to set his sights on America. He packed up his Venezuelan life and he and his sister headed straight for Miami.
Throughout his foray into adulthood, Enrique learned many talents and even more life lessons along the way. One of his favorite moments, a moment that showed him just how successful he could be, was when artist Bad Bunny had him work on the design for his new single “Pa’ Ti” and that was all the reassurance he needed to stay focused on the right path.
These days Enrique is able to dedicate much of his time to his passion of art. What was once graffiti art and tagging street corners with friends, has now turned into a passion; a passion that will show no bounds or limits. From a remarkable figure in the Venezuelan street art scene, to an up-and-coming figure in the American art scene and amongst the Latin-American immigrants throughout Miami and the Southern United States.
Watching Enrique put his graffiti skills to use on professional canvases is like watching magic. You can check out some of his work on the Enrique Enn Instagram account. You can also catch him on the web at EnriqueEnn.com where he sells some of his work. But you must be quick because it sells out!