Typoe (American, b. 1983) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work evolves in response to a given situation or site specific environment. Gunpowder, fire, plastic, spray paint and found objects are just some of the materials used in his installations.
Typoe has participated in gallery and museum shows around the world and exhibited his work in Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, and Basel, Switzerland.
Recent public commissions include work for the newly launched Brightline High Speed Railway System, the Port of Miami, Dropbox’s Lyrics to Life Project in Los Angeles, and international sportswear brand Adidas. Typoe lives and works in Miami, Florida.
His latest solo show, Tired of Eating Pigeons, opened in the Miami Design District in September and will be on view through December 2018. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
"The objects I find when I walk out of my house and that I use in my work are in direct response to my immediate landscape," said Typoe.
"I'm especially attracted to colorful things and to the brightness of disregarded kids toys. But I have to wonder, after seeing kids' stuff thrown about in the streets, 'where are the kids?' Everything has a story to tell."
IN STUDIO Photo courtesy of Typoe, by photographer Samuel McGuire.