"Top Of All"
Acrylic, oil, spray paint on canvas
63.5 x 76 cm
Born 1968 as Fernando Carlo, Jr. in New York City. Cope 2’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally. He is a self taught artist who is a celebrated legend contributing over 30 years to the graffiti street art culture. One of New York City’s most prolific graffiti artists, he began tagging his name in the South Bronx in 1978. He developed his style in the subways and streets of the Bronx creating graffiti productions throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s achieving international recognition for his distinctive style. In recent years Cope2 has been commissioned by Time Magazine, Converse,Adidas among others. His work has even crossed into the virtual realm with appearances in video games such as Mark Eckos: Getting up and Rockstar Games: Grand Theft Auto IV. Today, you can catch Cope 2 in the studio painting, bringing his raw energy into abstract expressionist style masterpieces, intertwined with his trademark bubble letters and tags on canvases. Cope2 crosses between art world, mainstream and street culture alike.
曾在國際間的藝廊、美術館舉辦個展和參與聯展。他自學藝術創作，並致力於塗鴉文化超過30年，是眾所皆知的街頭傳奇。身為紐約多產型的塗鴉藝術家，他於1978年開始在紐約的布朗克斯南部標記他的名字，近幾年Cope 2受時代雜誌、Converse、Adidas等委託合作，也開始跨領域進入虛擬世界，在「街頭霸主」、「俠盜獵車手」等電玩遊戲中露面，Cope 2將他原始能量帶入紐約畫派風格的傑出作品之中，自由穿梭在主流與街頭文化的藝術世界。