Joseph Renda Jr. is a fine artist currently studying at the American Academy of Art. Based in Chicago, Renda incorporates elements of realism, abstraction, street art and general awesomeness, in his pieces. Joseph is represented by Vertical Gallery and has sold most of his works, but they still have an original available for $600. He reminds me of an amalgamation of Herakut and Colin van der Sluijs, but in the most original of ways. I think his best works are his collaborations with his seven year-old brother. The love and passion that went into these works are more than apparent. I hope to add an original to the collection someday.
Vertical Gallery: https://verticalgallery.com/