Self-imposed urban designer
Graffiti-artist Clyde began his journey into the arts in late 2012. His motives primarily influenced from his passion for architecture pushed him to create large works in the public eye. The questionable methods used to get his work out forced the artist to create his current pseudonym, “Clyde”. Clyde predominantly creates his works in his hometown Tempe, Arizona where he also graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor in the arts for design studies. His work is characterized by a combination of figurative realism and skewed patterns creating perplexity in the image and wonder in the tactics.
A recent notable accomplishment by Clyde done in the summer of 2019 was a 14-story tall mural which was completed in 3 days. The artist describes this as his most important endeavor as the mural was a dedication to a close friend who he had lost to cancer the previous year.