R. Smith of Avisualbliss transplanted from Rochester NY to NYC in 2009, Living and working in Brooklyn, heavily influenced by the application of graffiti and abstract overlooked interaction between artists on the streets. Focusing on balance & composition the basics are broken down and simplified into an untraditional form of abstract modernism, reminiscent of surrealistic graffiti letters & line work.
After finishing at School of Visual Arts & Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, Avisualbliss LLC was created, primarily focused on freelance, commissioned murals, design, exhibits, and live art events. Focusing on abstraction allows an evolution to occur, striving to keep the roots of traditional graffiti present, aesthetically balanced designs render reminiscent of a fluid motion or movement. A large influence includes the substantial motions of real graffiti bombing, arm stretched, toes tipped, your body the primary tool. The capture of organic interactions. Strokes gestural suggesting the physical movements made could be captured in 2D line & color. Negative and positive space react to its environment, and encompass a central idea, wrapping and interacting organically with its provided/desired surroundings.
- "Decked Out" group show. Black Bear Bar Williamsburg, NYC
- "Pop-up" group show. Ward Nasse Gallery SoHo, NYC
- "Art Factory" Live art performance & Show. The Art Factory SoHo, NYC
- Commissioned collaboration mural w/ Mr.Prvrt. South Ave. Liquor Rochester, NY
- Commissioned lettering/mura.l Cole Seasonal Maintenance. Rochester, NY
- "Stocking Stuffers" group show. Low Brow Gallery Brooklyn, NYC
- "Extinction" group show. Bugjar Rochester, NY
- "The Lobby" Large scale mural. Bugjar Rochester, NY
- Large scale mural. Broadway Deli Brooklyn, NYC
- Commissioned window mural. The Scotch House Rochester, NY
- Commissioned large scale lettering/mural. Monroe Ave. Kabob Rochester, NY
- Commissioned large scale Mario Bros. mural. Galaxy Media Brooklyn, NYC
- Commissioned large scale outdoor beach mural. Crossfit Gym 7 Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Islands.
- "Home Grown" group show. Bugjar Rochester, NY
- Large scale commissioned mural. Zumiez Board Shop Silverthorne, Colorado
- FIT Group showing, SUNY Global Arts Center Midtown, NYC
- Commissioned large scale lettering/mural. The Womb Oakland, CA.
- "End of the World" dual show ft. Spaceman. The Front Gallery Rochester, NY
- "Boombotix: Audiophiles" group multimedia show. Fresthetic Brooklyn, NYC
- "Skate" custom skateboard group show. Bustin Boards Williamsburg, NYC
- "First Friday"group show. Art Museum Of Rochester Rochester, NY
- Large mural project for Wynwood Walls. Art Basel Miami, Florida
- "Nyan Cat" group show. The Hole gallery L.E.S, NYC
*Employed airbrush artist NBA Tattoo Brooklyn, NYC
- "Mayhem" group mural project. N.4th Bar Williamsburg, NYC
- "Murderotica" Friday the 13th dual show ft. Wyatt Mills. Conartist gallery L.E.S, NYC
- "Artists Of The 3rd Rail" group show. Benrimon Contemporary Chelsea, NYC
-"42o Rooftop Party" Group show/live art. Bar13 Union sq, NYC
*Employed at Central Park Zoo airbrush artist NYC
- "No One Owns Graffiti" group show. 1HundredB Gallery L.E.S, NYC
- Commissioned mural. Reciprocal Skateboards East Village, NYC
- "Constructing Destruction" solo. show Society Coffee House Harlem, NYC
- "On The Cut" stencil group show. 4Walls gallery Rochester, NY
- "Anatomically Incorrect" Group show. Lucky Gallery Red Hook, Brooklyn NYC
- "Untitled" Solo show. 1HundredB gallery L.E.S, NYC
- Cope2's "One Night Stand" Group graffiti show. Gallery 151 L.E.S, NYC
- Custom large scale mural. Outlaw Boards Canandaigua, NY
- 6x6 group show. Rochester Contemporary Art gallery Rochester, NY
- group show. Edifice Gallery Denver, Colorado
- Absolute Vodka opening/release body painting. The MAX at Eastman Rochester, NY
- Large scale wall mural. J.Larkin Studios Rochester, NY
- MPULSE "Cupcakes&Crowns" group show. 4Walls Gallery Rochester, NY
- "Customize" live painting group show. Dubland Underground Rochester, NY
- Large commissioned custom mural. Black Castle Studios Rochester, NY
- 33rd annual Student art exhibition, Monroe Comm. College Rochester, NY
*Employed and displayed work at "The Art Store" Henrietta, NY
- "You'd Better Axe Somebody" Halloween body painting. Club Pearl Rochester, NY
- Commissioned mural. X-Dreams Skate Park Rochester, NY
- (3) Scholastic gold key awards Rochester, NY
-Featured in "Artwalk" Rochester, NY group showing.
- Custom mural for ESGN Video Games Webster NY
-2006- Maryland Institute College of Art. Fine Art/Graphic Design summer courses. Baltimore, Maryland.
-2007-2009- Monroe Community College. Fine Art Major. Rochester, New York.
-2009- School of Visual Arts. Fine Art Major. Manhattan, NYC.
-2010- Fashion Institute of Technology. Fine Art Major. Manhattan NYC.