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Artists Index: Barry McGee

Barry McGee (b. 1966, California. Lives and works in California) McGee is a painter and graffiti artist who rose out of San Francisco’s Mission School movement of the late 90s. He works under many tags, but is most famously know under the alias ‘Twist’. He is known for his trademark grouchy looking figures that present expressions of overblown pessimism or exhaustion in response to ‘urban ills, overstimulation’s, frustrations, addictions and trying to maintain a level head under the constant bombardment of advertising’. Recent exhibitions include A.L.I.C.E., Brussels; Biennale de Lyon, France; Ratio 3, San Francisco; and Carnegie International, Riverside Art Museum, California.