The artist, who’s been working for four decades now, once stated: “I’m an academic realist painter, but I’m living in the 21st century, so I’m not going to be painting Roman soldiers invading, or some gothic baroque composition… The highest aspiration of an academic realist painter are these big group figure paintings, and I’m using the hardcore scene as my subject”. This passion for underground music made Kris van Assche, creative director of Dior Homme, fall in love with his work. It ended up in a collaboration, adapting some of Witz’s paintings into pieces of clothing. But in addition to that, the American artist has exhibited worldwide and been on the cover of prestigious art magazines like Juxtapoz. For that reason, the solo show in London is a unique opportunity to admire the attention to detail, unique individuals, and general atmosphere that his artworks portray.