Osvaldo, known as “Cruz,” worked in pen and ink, acrylic, and felt-tip marker before discovering the effects he could achieve with spray paint, the medium that now defines his style. Known for “graffiti” pieces featuring large lettering expressed in the bright and gritty colors of New York City streets, he has also created cloudlike, dreamy works in pastel hues. He uses a variety of nozzles attached to the paint can to achieve effects from bold to refined, on surfaces including masonite and canvas board. Cruz was commissioned by New World Stages in Manhattan to paint a “graffiti wall” to enhance the New York atmosphere outside the theatre where the revival of the musical “Rent” played. Fountain Gallery has showcased his work in the exhibitions Osvaldo Cruz/Keith Pavia: New Works and We Are Not Alone, featuring a mural created by Cruz to illustrate the show’s theme.