Deno Angelopoulos was born in New York, NY on March 21, 1980. I currently reside in Flushing NY. I am a self taught artist, and I started to express myself creatively from an early age, doodling and drawing on anything I could get my hands on. Teacher’s friends, classmates and even the police department were the first people to recognize my work. Graffiti and cartooning was my inspiration and then it became a form of expression, at this point I knew that I wanted to become an artist. I then applied to the high school of art and design but wasn’t accepted. I was introduced to the real harsh world of rejection and didn’t pursue going on to school to study after that. Instead I kept sketching, keeping my art more of a hobby and a form of expression. I started to paint in 2007 for therapeutic reasons, as I needed to express the pain I was undergoing and my passion for creating art became a vital part of my existence and I haven’t looked back since .