Cyclops

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Cyclops
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Born in 1980, Cyclops pursued an early interest in graffiti, and found himself expelled from school for it. After becoming involved in Manchester’s early house music scene, he drifted into an underworld life culminating in a period of addiction. Funding his way via a talent for forgery, it was ten years before he returned to art after periods of
jail and homelessness. With a new appetite for creativity, he quickly became involved in the burgeoning street art scene in London, forming the noted Burning Candy crew, including Tek 33, Sweet Toof and Rowdy.
Cyclops work was shown at Tate Modern gallery as part of its 2008 exhibition Art on the Street. Invited by Banksy to appear in Exit Through the Gift Shop, he was arrested during filming. The resulting footage was included in the documentary’s final cut. After a series of shows and painting around the world he enrolled in the hugely respected Royal
College of Art, being accepted without any prior training or eduction. He completed a three year masters’ degree. He works from his studio in London.
YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2013The Way of All FleshOutsiders Gallery, LondonSolo
2012T.E.A.M. Atlas (an acronym for The Earth As My Atlas)Rove Gallery, LondonSolo
2012Space//FormBreeze Block Gallery in Portland, ORGroup
2012tokyobike New Store opening exhibitiontokyobike, LondonGroup
2011Urban Art Show 2011Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, CornwallGroup
2011The Friends of Tony Romanoff Pure Evil Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Never Judge...?Stolenspace Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Summer Group Show 2010Stolenspace Gallery, LondonGroup
2009UrbanartSartorial Contemporary Art, LondonGroup
2009Hong Kong ArtWalk 2009Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2009Black Dog Books LaunchBlack Rat Projects, LondonSolo
2009Jesus Help Me Find My Proper PlaceBlack Rat Projects, LondonSolo
2009Black Rat Press Print ShowBlack Rat Projects, LondonGroup
2009London Art FairLondon, UKGroup
2008Adapta Launch Exhibition: Attention SpamSchoeni Art Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2008Burning CandySartorial Contemporary Art, LondonGroup
2008Ode To SartorialSartorial Contemporary Art, LondonGroup
2008Attention SpamAdapta Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2008White NoiseBlack Rat Projects, LondonGroup
2006Artistic Vandals IiSartorial Contemporary Art, LondonGroup