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Sly Watts, born and raised in New Orleans, LA, taught himself several creative skills, including illustration, painting, rapping, music production, and animation. Sly later formally learned graphic design, which evolved into a freelance design practice. Sly then created artworks based on music he would write, record and produce in Ableton Live. He continues to develop his visual work with large-scale illustrations and paintings. These works explore the expression of characters in abstracted settings, and how those characters reflect our thoughts and behaviors. His music experiments with hip hop, pulling from jazz, funk, electronica, rock and pop, among other genres. Sly continues to construct work through different mediums, in order to map various forms of emotion and movement.