COPE2



COPE2

United States | B. 1968

One of New York City’s most prolific graffiti artists, Cope2 is a self-taught celebrated legend who has been contributing over 35 years to graffiti and street-art culture. 

He began tagging his name in South Bronx in 1978. He is best known for his large murals and paintings on the city’s subways lines. From the 2000s, Cope2 has turned his sights to the gallery setting, bringing his raw energy intertwined with his trademark bubble letters and tags onto canvases. Today, Cope2 continues to make waves in crossing between the art world, mainstream and street culture.

Born 1968 as Fernando Carlo, Jr. in New York City. He is the founding member of artist group Kids Destroyer, later known as Kings Destroyer. The work of Cope2 has also been featured in various pop culture outlets, including the formative 1983 graffiti documentary, Style Wars, his tags are also included in the Grand Theft Auto IV videogames and feature films like Shrek the Third. He has also worked with numerous international brands for product design collaborations, including Adidas, Converse, Time Life and Footlocker to name but a few.

 

Cope2 是現今紐約最多產量的街頭塗鴉藝術家之一,這三十多年來在紐約街頭留下大量他的筆觸。

自一九七八年起,Cope2 開始在紐約南布朗士簽名(tag)。他率性狂野的風格使他成為八十、九十年代紐約街頭塗鴉的代表。他在紐約街頭和地下鐵路的大型壁畫和塗鴉成為他最著名的作品之一。由二零零零年起,Cope2 由街頭轉戰畫廊,把他塗鴉作品中具有標誌性的泡泡字體和簽名由牆壁轉移到畫布上,超越了塗鴉原本以牆壁為載體的界限,為藝術世界、主流文化和街頭文化帶來衝擊。

Cope2 生於一九六八年紐約,原名為 Fernando Carlo, Jr.。他在表親Chris的薰陶下開始創 作塗鴉,其後在一九八二年成立畫家組織 Kids Destroyer,亦即後來的Kings Destroyer。Cope2 的作品在潮流文化中占有一席之地,曾被探討美國嘻哈文化的紀錄片《Style Wars 》收錄,亦在電子遊戲《Grand Theft Auto IV 》和電影《Shrek the Third》中出現。不少國際時尚品牌例如 Adidas、Converse、Time Life和Footlocker等也曾與Cope2 聯乘出品設計。

Art Central 2021

19 - 23 May 2021
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wanchai
HONG KONG

Cope2 x Afa Annfa x Chino Lam
Time Travel


18 Mar - 16 May 2021
Belowground
Landmark Atrium, Central, Hong Kong

Cope2
Following My Path


18 Mar - 18 Apr 2021
JPS Art Gallery (HONG KONG)
Landmark Atrium, Central, Hong Kong

Here and Now

11 Sep - 4 Oct 2020
JPS Art Gallery (HONG KONG)
Landmark Atrium, Central, Hong Kong

Silent Art Tokyo

11 - 20 Mar 2020
Area 36
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Art Fair Tokyo 2020

19 - 22 Mar 2020
Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
JAPAN

Unwrapped

11 Jan - 10 Feb 2020
Area 36
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan