Bisco Smith, ‘Quarters’, 2016, Street Art for ACLU: Benefit Auction 2017
Bisco Smith, ‘Quarters’, 2016, Street Art for ACLU: Benefit Auction 2017

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Bisco Smith is an American visual artist with roots in music, graffiti and street art currently residing in Queens, New York. Bisco works in a variety of formats, including canvas and large outdoor murals, and is celebrated for his independent practice and artist collaborations. Made predominantly with a black and white color palette, Bisco's work captures the rhythms of music and exudes positive energy in both design and also his text. Bisco’s work is visually energetic, rich with layers and compositionally non-hierarchical. In these ways, his practice pays homage to the iconic action paintings of Franz Klein made in the 1950s; however, Bisco modernizes these techniques, redefining them through a contemporary lens. Although the aesthetic of his work appears to be non-objective, Bisco layers his expressive markings with text, often culled from lyrics of his own creation.
—Courtesy of Lizy Dastin

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About Bisco Smith

American, b. 1980, based in New York, NY, United States

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