A lifelong Angelino of Armenian and Egyptian descent, Haro has had an interest in art since childhood. An early influence was the stained glass artwork he would notice while attending church on Sundays. Eschewing the customary sermon, he’d obsessively stare at these works of art and feel connected to the intricate details in the faces and attire of the figures, describing them as “otherworldly”.
An auto didact who has drawn all his life without a single art lesson, Haro began dabbling in paints through high school. During this time, fellow students would ask him to draw the logos of their favorite musical groups with white-out pens on their backpacks as he eventually made a business out of it. Haro discovered the magic of oil paints in the early 2000's but it wasn't until 2010 when he began to focus on the properties of portraiture. Understanding how shadows, highlights, contours and values work harmoniously, he began to aspire toward hyperrealism thereafter. Through the eyes of a colorblind artist, you can now see the progression of Haro's B&W portraits throughout the years.
His influences include Jim Lee, Miles MacGregor, Francis Bacon, Alex Grey, Cameron Grey, Shohei Otomo, Salvador Dali, Zdzislaw Beksinski, Javier Arizabalo, HR Giger and Rene Magritte to name a few.