Curated by in collaboration with Zoe Lukov
Typoe is a multidisciplinary artist whose work plays upon the tension between the dark recesses of the urban underground and the shimmering bling of celebrity. His practice might be regarded as an irreverent momento mori – the messenger that laughs while announcing the hypocrisy and excesses of our time, and reminds us of the melancholy of time lost.
For Getting Up, the artist moved away from his signature gunpowder and cosmetics paintings in order to create an entirely immersive and experiential installation that encouraged the public to play and stay a while. The installation required viewer participation in what was both a childhood pastime and a transgressive act of auto-definition. Audience interaction became a means of communicating with the world and of marking one’s existence.
Typoe succeeded in elongating time spent in transit, transforming this in-between space into an autobiographical time capsule of history and geography.
Based in Miami, Typoe (b. Miami, 1983) has participated in gallery and museum shows around the world and exhibited his work in Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles and Basel, Switzerland. Typoe is co-founder and Creative Director of PRIMARY, an art collective and gallery in Miami