Francisco "Twick" Aquino is a prominent figure in the San Francisco urban art world. He is one of the most respected figures shaping the Bay Area graffiti movement from the 1980s to present day. At the age of twelve Francisco was inspired by the Chicano writing that decorated the walls of the Mission and his neighborhood. He is a self-taught artist who has been painting the art ever since it arrived in the Bay Area in the early '80s. With 26 years of experience, he uses graffiti art as a positive tool.
With his enduring passion evident through his everyday endeavors, Francisco helps to break graffiti's negative perception by transforming it to be looked upon as imaginative and inspirational works of contemporary art. He is a pioneer of hope and optimism painting murals with powerful images and full of culture.