Opening 28 January 2017 17:30 -21:00
Born in 1968 as Fernando Carlo, Jr. in New York City. Cope2's paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad. He is a self-taught artist who is a 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 and 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 Rock star Games: Grand Theft Auto IV.
Today you can catch Cope2 in the studio painting, bringing his raw energy in to
abstract expressionist style and masterpieces, intertwined with his trademark bubble letters and tags on canvases. Cope2 crosses between art world, main stream and street culture alike.