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The Recent Text-Based Paintings of Mecro

In Mecro's recent body of work, displayed in a show at Arch Enemy Arts, he uses letters as the building blocks of natural forms. "Verdigris" collected aerosol and oil work that recalls his work within graffiti culture. See several of those works from that body of work below.

In Mecro’s recent body of work, displayed in a show at Arch Enemy Arts, he uses letters as the building blocks of natural forms. “Verdigris” collected aerosol and oil work that recalls his work within graffiti culture. See several of those works from that body of work below.

“I’m realizing that although letters are the foundation of my work, at times I tend to lean towards placing them in a more natural state, rather than rigid and in line,” the artist told the gallery. “I relate a lot of these pieces to being out in the elements and nature, residing on the ground or water, or even floating in space.”

Find more from the artist at Arch Enemy.

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