Photo of the artist from below painting his art with a spraycan from a lift at night.
Joshua Santos Rivera, also known under the pseudonyms of "Bik", "Ismo" and "Bik-Ismo," was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico in 1981. Joshua has worked as a graffiti artist for 16 years, which has allowed him to belong to prestigious urban arts groups, among them The Nasty Boys (TNB) and Masters at Destruction (MAD). Among his achievements are being the artist who organized the first exhibition of graffiti on canvas in Puerto Rico, entitled "Virtuosos of Aerosol" (Enlaces Gallery, San Juan, PR, 2002) as well as being the first to organize an exhibition of urban art in Puerto Rico, entitled "Exhibition" (Enlaces Gallery, San Juan, PR, 2003). His art has transcended borders with exhibits in Japan ( Lapnet Ship, Harayuku, Japan, 2005), Spain (La Casa Pintada, Linares, Spain), Italy (Foundation, Padova, Italy, 2009) and the United States (New York, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008).