O.Two

London / UK

Like many street artists growing up in the ’80s, O. Two’s spray-painted murals are heavily influenced by New York’s skateboard and street art culture as well as teenage delinquency in his work, O. Two, who was born James Carey and who now resides in London, creates abstract vortices from mostly black colour, mixing in splashes of lighter hue and adding words typed in bold letters. O. Two’s work can be found on his collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/5 in 2014. […]

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Like many street artists growing up in the ’80s, O. Two’s spray-painted murals are heavily influenced by New York’s skateboard and street art culture as well as teenage delinquency in his work, O. Two, who was born James Carey and who now resides in London, creates abstract vortices from mostly black colour, mixing in splashes of lighter hue and adding words typed in bold letters. O. Two’s work can be found on his collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/5 in 2014.

Initially working on large-scale murals only, Carey realized that painting on canvas did not take away from the complexity of his work. The intricacy and restless character of the mist like colour scheme contrasts the clear, bold overlying typeface, dragging the viewer into a space in between spheres. Apart from his solo work O. Two is heavily engaged with British graffiti legend sheOne, collaboratively working under the name RockGroup™. Their first memorable exhibition titled ‘Metal Lourd’ being a reference to O.Two’s love for metal music.

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