Percy Fortini-Wright American, b. 1980
Percy Fortini-Wright completed both his BFA and MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. While in his youth he wrote graffiti, most active during the late 1990’s, becoming a technician of wild style graffiti letters, tags and bubble letters while simultaneously he evolved as a traditional painter of scenes, abstraction, and portraiture to his characters the Children from Beyond. In graduate school, he mentored with artists Paul Rahilly, Ken Beck, Paul Goodnight, Vanessa Platacis, and Dike Blair. His inspirations range from painters like Anders Zorn to John Singer Sargent, to wild-style graffiti pieces and tags.
Percy has participated in many graffiti events including Meeting of Styles in the Bronx, NYC, Under Pressure in Montreal, Canada and Urban Basel in Basel Switzerland. His work has been selected in a juried exhibition by Jonathan LeVine at Parlor Gallery, NJ in 2013 and in 2014 a group exhibit at the Copley Society juried by Paul HA. His work has appeared in a number of art publications including New York Times, the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Juxtapoz, ArtScope, Annie Selkie's Fresh American Style, American Art Collector and the centerfold of the Improper Bostonian magazine, PBS (Open Studios with Jared Bowens) and Nominated Boston’s Best award by the Improper Bostonian in 2015. Past projects include work commissioned by Flank Steakhouse in Waltham, MA and by Adidas for the Boston Marathon which was featured in Hypebeast and Sports Illustrated.
Night and Day15 Jul - 30 Aug 2021Acclaimed for his work in a variety of media, Percy Fortini-Wright’s style inhabits the space between abstraction expressionism and graffiti art. To create these new works, Percy vigorously applies a combination of spray paint and oil paint in a rather loose and rhythmic motion. In doing so, he gradually builds...