November 29, 2011

Cope 2 "Rise to the Occasion" solo exhibition at The Wynwood Arts District


COPE 2
Rise to the Occasion

Curated by Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo
Organized by Soraya Maelyng Marquez

December 1 through December 4, 2011
Opening Reception, Thursday, December 1, 7pm – 10pm

Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo is pleased to present Rise To The Occasion, a solo exhibition of new original mixed media paintings and giclée prints by New York City based artist Cope 2.



Cope 2's first solo exhibition in The Wynwood Arts District of Miami, presents a collection of new works exploring the convergence of his signature, bubble letter and distinctive lettering style. He utilizes aerosol, enamel and acrylic paints creating an original collection of compositions infused with collages, messages, stylized tags and symbolic imagery.








For over 30 years, Cope 2 has risen to become the world’s most consistent, visibly committed, instantly recognizable and respected aerosol artists living. The compositions in Rise To The Occasion are microcosms of Cope 2’s coming of age experience and overcoming obstacles as an aerosol artist. The exhibition relates the personal paradigms shifts of the complex and colorfully vivrant world of Cope 2.


Cope 2 made his presence in the New York City aerosol writing scene in 1978, spraypainting his moniker on subway trains. He developed his style in the subways and streets of the Bronx creating countless artistic productions from the 1980’s through 2000s achieving international recognition for his distinctive style. Today, you can catch Cope 2 in the studio painting, bringing his raw energy into abstract masterpieces, intertwined with his trademark bubble letters and signatures on canvases. Cope 2 crosses the boundaries between street culture and the fine art world.

The Wynwood Arts District
167 NW 25th St,
Wynwood,
Miami, Florida 33127
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