Futura in bucket hat


A glimpse of the future

“In reality, art is for the public, you know? And one shouldn't be intimidated by those structures.”

FUTURA creates otherworldly compositions out of aerosols, oils and inks. He works on each painting from above, creating fluid, energetic strokes as he pivots around. Clouds of fluorescent colour and orb-like structures dart across each artwork. He punctuates these with his signature atom motif. He also leaves large areas of the canvas blank, alluding to cosmic space. This reflects his interest in...

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FUTURA was born in 1955 in New York, USA, where he continues to live and work.

Did you know?

FUTURA started his art career five decades ago, in the 1970s. He wrote graffiti in the New York City subway system – under his first nom de plume: “FUTURA 2000" .

Starting out

FUTURA was one of the first graffiti artists to have work shown in a gallery in the early 1980s. He exhibited alongside Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat at Patti Astor's Fun Gallery in the Lower East Side.

Collaborations with FUTURA