TYPOE x TIDE

 
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Armed with a razor sharp aesthetic and an arsenal of refined techniques, Miami based artist Typoe has been slaying the Miami art scene for nearly a decade. With an extensive background in graffiti and street art, Typoe now employs elements of his basis in urban art into modern and contemporary pieces. As result, Typoe’s work embodies a distinct energy, excitement, and boldness that other, more “classical” pieces lack. In addition to his unorthodox approach, Typoe’s chosen media is nothing but ordinary. Ranging from spray paint and neon, to gunpowder and women's cosmetics, Typoe’s work has amassed critical acclaim for his innovative use of materials not commonly associated with art. His images, based on ideas of satire, art history, and extravagance have been extensively exhibited in both group and solo platforms. Though true to Miami, Typoe often also travels abroad where he continues to exhibit his work. To date Typoe has displayed his pieces in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Chicago, and Mexico. In addition to showing in the gallery space, his work has graced many large scale venues including MIA Art Fair, Zona MACO, Art Wynwood, and has headlined Scope art fairs in Miami, New York, and Basel Switzerland. He has been featured in publications such as The Miami Herald, Live Fast Mag, juxtapoz Magazine Hyperallergic, and Art Forum Magazine. Typoe is also a collaborator, having worked with recognized brands including Beck's beer, Del Torro, and Royal Caribbean. In 2014 Typoe was the recipient of the Star of Design Award for his achievements in visual arts, presented by the Design Center of Americas. Aside from his own work, Typoe is also the co-founder of the Miami based creative space Primary Projects. Along with friends and founder Books Bischof and cofounder Cristina Gonzalez, Primary Projects displays cutting edge contemporary art from emerging and mid career artists. Primary has also completed work with the Arts Initiative at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, The Soho Beach House, superstar Dj’s Skrillex, Boys Noize, and more, creating award winning specialty projects. As a founding member of Primary Flight, the world’s first and largest open air street art exhibition, Typoe continues to maintain a strong presence on the street by taking part in or organizing mural projects such as, Primary Flight, the Raw Project, The Greenway Project, Beck’s Urban Canvas mural project, and the Words Travel Fast mural project. As Typoe’s world of wonder, decadence, and calculated chaos ever expands, he continues to craft his commentary through his home base of Miami.

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