Christopher Stirpe, known as Stirpss, is a young self taught artist. Canadian born and raised in Toronto, with an Italian background. He has been drawing and painting since he was a kid and has always been in love with the look of cartoon, graffiti, street art and pop art. Growing up he played competitive hockey until he was about 21, it was after he quit hockey that he realized he could spend his time creating art. His inspiration comes from various artists such as Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Mr. Brainwash and Alec Monopoly.