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Toobz Muir: Misshapen Demise

September 16, 2017 – February 11, 2018

Artist Toobz Muir is known best for his murals, surreal paintings and detailed graphite drawings. His colorful work references his early fascination with graffiti and street art as well as his challenges from being color blind.  Primarily using spray paint, Muir freehand renders his work directly onto surfaces creating fantastical imagery that in his words is “both edgy and playful while also emerging from a personal place.” His subject matter ranges from allegorical to darkly satirical themes while distorting his figures’ features to evoke extreme emotional states.

Muir is currently located in Roanoke, Virginia. His work has been in several exhibitions including at Fleda A. Ring Artworks in Roanoke, Virginia; Art Whino in Washington, D.C.; and Glitch Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. You can find his public murals at locations around the Roanoke Valley including at the Taubman Museum of Art.  



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