Graffiti Museum to Feature Gray Matter 3.0: The Monochromatic Works of Doze Green – Boca Raton’s Most Reliable News Source

July 28 – August 28, 2022

Miami, FL – The Museum of Graffiti is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of a solo exhibition by contemporary graffiti artist and artist Doze Green. The show opens on July 28, 2022 and will be on view until August 28, 2022.

Gray Matter 3.0 consists of monochromatic works created with mixed media on canvas and paper that are an exploration of human consciousness rooted in the artist’s study of Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Green explores the four Jungian archetypes: Persona, Animus, Shadow and Self. Green’s paintings convey a sense of discordant emotions, chaotic flows, fear, loss and inner conflicts experienced in our psyche. In each painting, Green presents an interpretation of the collective state of human experience and his own efforts to pierce the veil of the unconscious. Green states that “the series explores the search for the truest version of oneself. What have we compromised with our current state of being? »

The artist presents figures emerging from gray monochromatic layers of overlapping paint and semi-transparent glazes. In Green’s lines there is a sense of urgency – the white lines represent the soul with a direct line to the divine. Black accents represent protection from the jumbled memories and words spilling over the transparent gray and white wash paintings. On canvas, the figures are in transformation to become their higher self and thus emerge semi-revealed, superimposed and partially concealed. For Green, this energy and movement of created forms exist in a visual meeting place of ideas. Influenced by paintings from the Edo period, Green mixes black gesso with Sumi ink and applies “creative, chaotic and intuitive brushstrokes” in an aesthetic inspired by calligraphy and graffiti.

Doze began creating street and train art in New York City in the 1980s, when hip-hop was at its height and B-Boys (break dancers) ruled the streets. Doze has honed its craft, led by intuitive flow, and moved from letter forms to character forms. He was the first of his peers to create a drawing style that was adopted by graffiti artists around the world. Breaking away from his old “mugsy” personas, Doze moved on to illustrating and painting biological entities from metaphysical spirits. His work celebrates his Cubist influences and includes ascending and descending planes and repeating, overlapping, concentric lines in an otherwise undefined landscape.

About Doze Green:Doze Green is a renowned graffiti artist, social commentator and original member of the legendary hip-hop breakdancer Rocksteady Crew. In the 1970s, Doze perfected his artistic street style on the walls of New York’s subways and streetcars. He appeared in the Flashdance, Style Wars and Wildstyle movies. From B-boy to graffiti legend, Doze Green has gone from marking the hallways of South Bronx projects to performing on the world stage. Over the years Doze Green’s paintings have retained the spirit of graffiti, they tell the stories of the lost, the heroes and the downtrodden, which continue to go largely unrecognized. In the process, he became a supporter of the avant-garde “fusionist” art movement. Best known for his characters, Doze focuses on canvases that mix wild style techniques with metaphysical concepts.

Green has exhibited his work in art spaces such as the OK Harris Gallery, the Tony Shafrazi Gallery and the fun gallery. Doze Green’s work is included in numerous public and private collections in the United States, Japan, Europe and Australia. His works have been published in BlackBook, Anthem, Juxtapoz, Tokion and Vibe and reviewed on CNN.

  • Tickets: General admission tickets are $16; Children 13 and under are free. Tickets are available online and include access to all museum exhibits. To purchase tickets, visit our website from your home computer or mobile device, museumofgraffiti.com
  • Opening hours: The Graffiti Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. Please check www.museumofgraffiti.com for special holidays, extended hours and unexpected closures.
  • Location: The Museum of Graffiti, located at 276 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127.
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    About the Museum of GraffitiLocated in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, the Museum of Graffiti is a premier contemporary art museum dedicated to sharing the power of expression, wonder, and inspiring creativity for and about movement of graffiti art. At the Graffiti Museum, visitors can explore the history of graffiti in an experiential setting with interactive exhibits and unique performances. The museum seeks to honor and preserve this unique art form and exhibit significant works for permanent viewing. Through changing exhibitions and programs, the museum aims to introduce visitors to the artists, paintings, photos, sculptures, works on paper and drawings that have captivated young people and adults for more than fifty years, as well as than the environment in which the global art movement was formed.

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