O.Two / James Carey

Born 1979, London based.

James Carey, also known as O.Two, creates work based on abstractions of the written type-form.

Working initially with spray-paint on large scale murals, he has built a working process that when applied to canvas, lures the viewer into mists of dark, ambient colour illuminated by bold, abstract gestures. The works are intricate, refined adaptations of a distant teenage delinquency. They offer glimpses of a guilty rhythm, hooded themes and vieled motives.



Un Dessin est beau si la ligne est Vivante: Le Pilori. Niort. Group show.
rockGroup: Backwoods Gallery. Melbourne. With sheOne.
Write Now: Hang Fire. Bristol. Group show with Sofles / Gary / Roid / Felipe Pantone / Niels 'Shoe' Meulman and others.
A Study of Camouflage: Backwoods Gallery. Melbourne. With Aaron De La Cruz / Augustine Kofie / Jaybo Monk / Madsaki / Petro and others.


FLUX: Centre Intermondes. La Rochelle. Solo show.
Space/Squared: White Walls Gallery. San Francisco. Group show.
A Major Minority: 1AM Gallery. San Francisco. Group show.
Phosphene Smoke: Gamma Transport Division. Edinburgh. Solo show.


Wider than a Postcard: Group show. Breeze Block Gallery. Portland. USA.
: Group show with Futura / Poesia / Duncan Jago / Graphic Surgery / Haze and others. Soze Gallery. Los Angeles.


Futurism 2.0: Group show with Jerry Inscoe / Duncan Jago / Boris Tellegen / Poesia / Derek Bruno / Augustine Kofie and others. Blackall Studios. London.
Team Rex: Group show with Blade / Henry Chalfont / Duster / Shoe / Tek 33 and others Red Gallery. London.


The Underbelly Project: Installation piece, with Ron English / Revok / Faile / Meggs / Roa / SheOne / Logan Hicks and others. Brooklyn. USA.
See No Evil: Art Festival. Bristol. UK.


Metal Lourd: rockGroup™ show with SheOne. CNAR Niort. France.


Megadef: rockGroup™ show. Out Of Step Gallery. London.
No Comply: Group show with Will Barrass / Luca Ionescu / Meggs / KR / SheOne and others. Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.


All Right Pal: Groupshow with Futura / Daze / Stash / SheOne / Dave White and others. Recoat Gallery. Glasgow.


Calibrating Delinquency: rockGroup™ show with SheOne, as part of Designers Block. Highbury Studios. London.
Nude: Group show. Covent Garden. London.


Artistic Vandals Part II: Group show. Sartorial Contemporary Art. London.
Lucid Union: Group Show with Danny Sangra / Chrissie Abbott / Rob McNally / Yuko Kondo and others. Kingly Court, London.
Artistic Vandals Part I: Group show with James Jessop / Martin Lea Brown and others. No More Grey. London.
Matsuri: A series of Live painting performances. 93feetEast. London.


Talking Walls: Group exhibition with Nick Walker / Mudwig Dans / SheOne / Paris / Eko and others. Arnolfini Gallery. Bristol.
Matsuri: Live painting performance. 93feetEast. London.


Gra[ff]ite: Group exhibition of Drawings. Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles.
One/Two: rockGroup™ show with SheOne. Covent Garden, London.
Black Letter: Solo show. Best. London.


Streetwise 2: Group show with Doze Green / Kami / Logan Hicks / SheOne / Scrawl Collective. Kunsthoff Gallery. Berlin.
5eme Edition Festival Art et Hip-Hop: Cultural Centre du Arts, Niort. France.
Urban Dreams 2: Palais Des Beax Arts, Charleroi, Belgium.