“Our poets, the greatest poets alive right now, are making Hip Hop.” – Bryan Helfrich

Dead Poets Society is a collection of portraits painted by Bryan Helfrich and “is a tribute to the poets, the MCs, the spoken word—the very soul of Hip Hop.” The series started with a commission to paint a portrait of Juice WRLD, but it would expand to over 16 portraits. From his basement studio to a pop-up art show in Vancouver, WA, Bryan shares how he got into painting, how learning to paint in Photoshop translates to acrylic and canvas, and the emotions he felt painting every portrait in this series.