Guleus E’Xavier, A.K.A. Infamous Jean-Claude, is a multidisciplinary artist in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a graphic designer and digital creator who uses images with colorful shapes and symbols that represent kinetic and spiritual energy. He has a gift for translating emotions into his work because Guleus knows firsthand that art can heal us in many ways.
Infamous Jean-Claude has used art to express his own mental health and trauma, and now he is earning a degree in art therapy from Penn West (Edinboro) University so he can help others heal as well. He says, “I want to create, inspire, heal myself, and others.”
His art and attitude are always positive and inspiring. His motto is, “Stay Champion”, and he often puts powerful messages on social media to encourage others to keep moving forward and to see the joy.
He has worked in galleries and art spaces throughout the United States and Europe, and his clients include museums, fashion designers, as well as community and boutique brands. He has worked with Vibe Music Collective, Love Turl Records, Dweeb Clothing, Bright and Black Candles, Freddie Ray, Iman Omari, and many others.
When I asked him what the highlights of his career have been he said being able to design a shirt for D.J. Maseo, Album art on Moonchild’s album Starfruit on national television at the Grammys, and creating an album cover with his brother Erick Arc Elliot of Flatbush Zombies. It is always a highlight when someone buys his art or sends a message to say the art was an inspiration.
When I asked Infamous Jean-Claude what his why was he said, “The core of what I want to achieve is personal growth, understanding, and knowledge of self so I can reflect that energy into my work to hopefully plant a seed or shine a light into as many people as possible to find their purpose, passion, use their gifts, and be the best version of themselves.”
You can see Infamous Jean-Claude’s art on his website at www.infamousjeanclaude.com