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In 1955, at New York's Bellevue Hospital, one of the greatest street artists was born. Among the writers of that generation, FUTURA (or FUTURA 2000) is one of the first to exclusively focus on abstract pieces, at a time when most writers are obsessed with lettering. And as an abstract street art pioneer, his very particular aerosol strokes stand out immediately. His brush-like strokes are clearly different from others'. Yet after too many years of mission, he pauses with graffiti and enrolls for four years in the Marines.
His first group show takes place in 1981 at the SA Alternative Space, in New York. That same year, he's on stage with The Clash, painting live. During the next few years, his work takes him around the world's museums and galleries. In the 90s, he invests his time and resources in street wear companies. In addition to his numerous gallery shows, he's part of the Street Art exhibit at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, and shown at the Groningen Museum. These are years of multiple exhibitions and of intense production, during which his canvas works becomes particularly powerful.
As 2000 dawns, and with it the rise of the Internet, FUTURA surprises everyone with his decision to slow down his artistic production, in order to focus on his company Futura Laboratories and express himself via the web. Today FUTURA fully started again his artistic activity.