Delta 2

Delta 2
June 24, 2014
Jean is researcher and author for Widewalls.

DELTA 2 (b. 1965) was raised in the Spanish Harlem section of Manhattan and became involved in subway painting in the late 1970s. His early observations of IRT Kings such as LEE and BLADE drove him to create his own style. DELTA’s subway painting career peaked from the early to mid-1980s. He became well known for his rapid takeovers of the 6 and 4 lines. During this time period DELTA also founded the crew Kings Arrive.

During his career he teamed up with writers such as MACK, SWAN, JOEY TDS, SHARP, PART ONE and others.

DELTA 2 also experienced success in the international art scene. Beginning in 1984 he painted in more conventional contexts. He participated in a Guillaume Gallozo graffiti art presentation for Valentino’s 25th Anniversary in Rome, Italy and displayed and sold paintings throughout Europe.

DELTA’s current work features traditional aerosol paintings–such as his work at the 2005 NYC Graffiti Hall of Fame–and meticulously detailed line art illustrations and letter explorations. He also continues working on fine art and commercial commissions.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014City as Canvas: New York City Graffiti From the Martin Wong CollectionMuseum of the City of New YorkGroup
2014Arcurial / Briest (Auction)Poulain, F. Tajan, ParisGroup
2013Untitled (Auction)Bonhams. LondonGroup
2012Untitled (Auction)Meeting Art, VercelliGroup
2011Untitled (Auction)Christie's Auction house, AmsterdamGroup
2011Rena Bransten ProjectsRena Bransten Gallery, SFGroup
2009The GenerationsThe Showroom Gallery, New York, NYGroup