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Collage: Paper, Marker, Acrylic, Ink on Paper, Other.
Paper (gathered from walls in Madrid & Los Angeles), acrylic paint, marker, dirt, gel medium on merchant poster pulled from telephone pole in Pico/Union neighborhood
"I’m drawn to beauty of the overlooked. I “harvest” information from the city and in my studio reassemble the materials. In so doing, I create a dialogue between the materials I use and the sociocultural comments that the work leads to. The work is executed with a balance of formulaic parameters and action oriented process. Immediacy and accidental interventions play a strong role in the making of the work. I allow my artist hand to be present and discernible in all my artwork representing not only our humanity but also of distressed conditions and environments that inspire me."
Cody Bayne makes mixed-media works, which fall into the category of Neo-Urban Expressionism. He has been compared with key artists of the 20th century - Jasper Johns, Rauschenberg & Warhol due to how he creates work that establishes a relationship to contemporary culture by forging a new visual language.
N.U.E. offers the opportunity for the sociocultural comment that lays at the intersection of Graffiti, Art Washing & the Contemporary Art by establishing a new urban vernacular that can also be referred to as Urban Informalism.
Cody has been featured by Saatchi Art's Chief Curator for their most prestigious feature, Invest In Art series in 2016
He has shown in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, New York City, Toronto, Palm Springs, Miami, and Basel. Cody’s artwork has been curated into major exhibitions along side works by important artists, such as Robert Motherwell, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Robert Rauschenburg and Murakami (to name a few). His work is in collections across the United States, Canada and Europe.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection
Handpicked by Saatchi Art's Chief Curator for our most prestigious feature, Invest In Art