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A doorway, a stretching hallway, an empty bus stop, being between jobs, relationships, or homes -- Liminal Space is the emptiness that is punctuated by arrivals, departures, and events in our lives.

In 2014, Persue found himself in a liminal state. Having ended his career as a commercial artist, he moved to Brooklyn in search of a clearer path for his fine art. A well respected artist in the worldwide graffiti scene, Persue’s characters and illustrative approach carried over into multiple projects -- one of them ignited while he was riding New York’s subway trains.

Persue pays homage to this sacred space in his Wet Paint series of paintings inspired by iconography found in New York City’s most utilized Liminal Space: Subway Stations. Using MTA Wet Paint signs as a canvas, Persue and his collaborators honor one of the world’s busiest transit systems, a sprawling liminal space where millions of New Yorkers spend hours of their precious time, daily, and transforms the signs into collectible original artworks.


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