Street artist, graffiti tagger, painter, and genuine shark enthusiast Shark Toof has been rising in the ranks within the art scene for a while now. With a versatile artistic arsenal ranging from murals, spray painting, stenciling, and wheat pastes Shark Toof has traversed every corner of the US — from New York to Miami to Los Angeles — leaving some pretty amazing art in his wake.
The artistic Los Angeles-denizen now looks to take over the Detroit Inner State Gallery for his solo exhibit entitled, “I’m Shark Toof, Who The Hell Are You?” The exhibition will feature all new artwork from the artist, which be a mashup of pop culture icons, comic book and cartoon characters — featuring awesome renderings of Mickey Mouse, Bart Simpson, Finn and Jake of Cartoon Network‘s iconic Adventure Time show, and of course sharks. “This new body of work is a blend of my graffiti roots which is where I really developed my own unique voice. At the same time there’s also an aspect of this work that is just not taking yourself too seriously, kind of vandalizing your own icons,” Shark Toof said in a press release.
In preparation for his show, ST has been residing and working in Detroit, within the Inner State Gallery’s loft and studio. During this time he was able to connect with local artist and full imagine an aesthetic for the exhibition. “I like Detroit because it is very do-it yourself and I am a very do-it yourself artist so it is a great fit,” Shark Toof explained.
If you’re in the Detroit area, support this extraordinary artist by checking out “I’m Shark Toof, Who The Hell Are You?” at the Inner State Gallery tonight from 7 to 10. Check out more of his work via his Instagram, and a preview of the exhibition below.
– Khari Clarke (@KINGCLARKEIII)