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907-864-EW4

The Forks Skatepark Installation by Wayne COD

ARTIST: Wane COD Born in the United Kingdom’s West London, Wayne is of West Indian descent and lived in England and Grenada until he was 7 years old. In 1978, Wayne’s parents brought their 2 sons to the U.S. and moved to New York City’s North Bronx. The elevated tracks soon caught Wayne’s eye and he slowly became obsessed with watching and admiring the many great graffiti writers of the late 70s and early 80s. In 1983, Wayne became ‘Wane One’ when he painted his first train. This was the beginning of a lifelong love for graffiti and the culture that surrounded it. Subway cars and train walls were his favorite canvases. He had an unquenchable thirst for painting his pieces onto these metal surfaces, thus transforming them into mobile works of art. Other writers knew his style was significant and a bond was quickly established with many serious subway painters. Wane was one of the first writers to make the transition into Graphic Design and has designed logos for hip-hop groups like Gangstarr, Jeru the Damager and Group Home. Presently, Wane divides his time between painting, running his company Writers Bench, Collaborating on projects with Nike, Reebok, New Balance, RYU to name a few. Traveling around the world. Wane works out of his studio is in Holyoke Mass and still resides in the Bronx. Partners: Graffiti Art Programming, Synonym Art Consultation Sponsors: The Forks

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The Forks Skatepark Installation by Wayne COD


ArtMoi ID

907-864-EW4


Creation Date

2019


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ARTIST: Wane COD Born in the United Kingdom’s West London, Wayne is of West Indian descent and lived in England and Grenada until he was 7 years old. In 1978, Wayne’s parents brought their 2 sons to the U.S. and moved to New York City’s North Bronx. The elevated tracks soon caught Wayne’s eye and he slowly became obsessed with watching and admiring the many great graffiti writers of the late 70s and early 80s. In 1983, Wayne became ‘Wane One’ when he painted his first train. This was the beginning of a lifelong love for graffiti and the culture that surrounded it. Subway cars and train walls were his favorite canvases. He had an unquenchable thirst for painting his pieces onto these metal surfaces, thus transforming them into mobile works of art. Other writers knew his style was significant and a bond was quickly established with many serious subway painters. Wane was one of the first writers to make the transition into Graphic Design and has designed logos for hip-hop groups like Gangstarr, Jeru the Damager and Group Home. Presently, Wane divides his time between painting, running his company Writers Bench, Collaborating on projects with Nike, Reebok, New Balance, RYU to name a few. Traveling around the world. Wane works out of his studio is in Holyoke Mass and still resides in the Bronx. Partners: Graffiti Art Programming, Synonym Art Consultation Sponsors: The Forks