Cheo’s initial passion of the Culinary Arts inspired him to start airbrushing tee-shirts. His tee-shirt sales were to fund his tuition to attend a culinary institution. After showcasing his designs at his first event, he was dubbed an “Airbrush Artist”. It was this designation in 1985 that awakened him to his innate artistic ability that inspired him to refine his airbrush technique and become a self-evolved folk artist. He continued painting and embellishing garments using the airbrush and he later developed a technique that he coined “color extraction” in order to create his own unique cultural abstract motifs.
The young Admini broaden and cultivated his artistic ability by using traditional paint brushes and various mediums further developing his skills and techniques, ultimately creating his own distinctive style. Cheo’s works infuse bold colors, immersed textures, African indigenous textile patterns and icons that reflect his love and appreciation of African and Middle-Eastern cultures from a contemporary prospective.
Cheo Admini is an artist of many talents. He has also designed, created and installed vignettes for live broadcasts, concert stages, nightclubs, music videos and film. Cheo has served as an art director for several music videos in the Atlanta area and created websites for nationally recognized businesses. Cheo is currently experimenting with mixed media on various surfaces that include wood, wallpaper and metals and reproducing his work.