Harlem native and contemporary artist Jay West is quickly gaining recognition as one of the most promising visual artists of Generation Y. The 23-year-old's work is about "mixing opposites, and making worlds collide." Drawing from a diverse spectrum of inspirations, West's paintings deal with subjects from popular cartoon characters, religion, technology and greek mythology. We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Jay in New York City, where he showed us his favorite location in Central Park and invited us into his studio to showcase his work. During our conversation, we learned some interesting things about the NY native and his craft, including how his journey started.