John Chakravarty (Chako) is a Phoenix native who tells stories with paintings and words. He grew up influenced by artwork from the covers of Heavy Metal magazine and Sega Genesis cartridges. Combined with the pastel sunsets of the Sonoran desert, Chako shows a new side of old Southwestern landscapes. His work incorporates pop art into vibrant contemporary images.

Mux is the name for the world of Chako’s mythology. It reflects our own world, through landscape, emotion, and experience. Lone explorers drift through a universe too big for them to comprehend, at times ignoring higher powers and other times investing too much in them. 

Chako graduated from Arizona State University 2018 with a Bachelors in English and emphasis on Creative Writing. He has been published in Write on Downtown and Marooned, and has shown at Coastline Art Gallery.