About

Awon1988

About


Awon, born Antwan Wiggins, is a musician and artist from Newport News, Virginia with roots in Brooklyn, New York. Awon is known for his jazzy, soulful, 90s nostalgic style of Hip Hop, while his art is impelled by his upbringing during the 80s in New York City. Inspired by Keith Haring, Basquiat, and Dondi White, Awon has a style of art that resembles the jumbled tags on the inside of New York City train cars. His pieces create a mosaic of symbols and bold patterns that promote thought, while cartoon aliens anchor each piece with a thought provoking story. The idea of Awon’s work is to cultivate art for any pallet yet add a message that can reach any child or adult. The themes are centered around science fiction, spirituality, and the afterlife. Awon is self-taught in painting and illustrating and he continues creating content through music. He is the co-founder of the indie label, Don’t Sleep Records along with his frequent collaborator, Phoniks. With millions of streams and international tours under his belt, Awon has solidified himself a place in Hip Hop and his next conquest is earning a place in the art world. Currently Awon resides in Alexandria, Virginia. He is married to fellow musician Tiff the Gift and has three children.