This piece of original artwork is framed in a 1 Inch White Wood frame with UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
Opening November 16th at 7pm, Inner State Gallery is proud to showcase Versatile from New York City graffiti legend Cope2.
“I’ve always wanted to do a show like this. Lately, I have transitioned mostly into mixed media paintings, but I’ve been doing hardcore graffiti, if you want to call it that, for thirty-plus years. It’s what made me Cope2. But me, I like to change it up and show all my different styles. So with this show, I’m able to show my evolution of style and how I’ve progressed. “Versatile” shows where I came from and what I’m doing now,” Cope2 said from his studio in New York.
This piece of original artwork is signed by Cope2 and comes with an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from Inner State Gallery.
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.