VIZIE "Greater than the Sum" @ & Associates, NYCJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 05 Mar 2014
Houston-born, Brooklyn-based VIZIE will be opening his first solo show tonight, March 5th, 2014 entitled "Greater Than the Sum" at & Associates in NYC. VIZIE began pursuing art at an early age, quickly becoming focused primarily on graffiti. Along with his brother NEKST, VIZIE helped the Houston graffiti scene to come to prominence during the 90’s. Beyond Texas, his inspired and innovative work in both the arts and graffiti has taken him to many U.S. and international cities. He made his mark with long stops in cities like Kansas City, San Francisco, and Chicago, and eventually landed in New York where he has lived and worked for the past 7 years.
In addition to his graffiti career, VIZIE explored a fine art practice. Through printmaking, photography, and painting, he honed his skills in both the conceptual and the practical application of his work. His vision has found its expression in a wide range of projects from zines, to large-scale museum pieces, as well as commercial work. Without the rigid structures of fine art, VIZIE found himself free to bend the rules of the normally literal expression of graffiti. Allowing his fine art experience to inform his graffiti he has expanded creatively to bring depth to his pieces, with work that operates on more abstract level. “Greater Than the Sum” is the culmination of 18 years of VIZIE’s efforts to join his two seemingly disparate, creative endeavors.