0.Two opens his first solo exhibition of the year at Gamma Transport Division Edinburgh. The show titled “Phosphene Smoke” forcuses on the artists atmospheric typographic paintings. 0.Two has been able to harness the energy of his wall work within the confines of a canvas, and the result is a tense version of what seem like subliminal messages communicating with your visual senses. The show opens today so make sure to stop by and have a look in person.


Phosphene Smoke.

A collection of works drawing on themes of delinquency, obsession, and exclusion.

Phosphenes – Luminous imagery or hallucination created by electrical manipulation of the brain, optical stimulation through pattern, a direct mechanical stimulation of the retina.

With a visual dialogue established initially by working illegally with spray paint, making large-scale murals and site-specific work without permission, the artist has developed a process of painting that crosses abstracted, ambient fields of colour and gesture with traditional typography, vivid corrupted language and appropriated slogans.

Traditional graffiti allows the practitioner to quickly acquire the wherewithal to define presence, status and ethos within an intensely competitive environment, forging dramatic, confrontational responses to marginalisation and exclusion – through smoke and mirrors, equipped with secret identities and clandestine manoeuvres, a position within that landscape is cut. These works are an attempt to drag those motivations in from the cold, they are a condensation of those principles – the concept of ego, criminality, and social place – referencing the rhythm, aesthetics and physicality of counter culture.

James Carey / O.Two