in New York City in 1961, as a member of the influential “Soul
Artist” group ,
Haze was an essential part of the collective of artists who brought
graffiti as an art form into the arena of art galleries and media
consideration. Working and showing alongside artists such as Keith
Haring and Jean- Michel Basquiat, Haze played an integral part in
the New York underground and Hip Hop culture that emerged as a definitive
theme of popular culture entering the early 80’s.
Upon founding his NY based design studio in 1984, HAZE went on to
design and produce a wide range of landmark works in the Hip Hop
and entertainment communities, many of which proved to be both ground-breaking
and definitive icons of the times, as well as setting the standard
for the commercial viability of the aesthetic and emerging markets
that signified “urban culture”.
In 1991 HAZE moved his base of operations to Los Angeles where, alongside
his design studio, he founded his current eponymous clothing company
HAZE. As one of the pioneers of the “street wear” movement,
Haze and his company continue to define the cutting edge urban graphic
and product design. With a growing international base, distribution
and retail network, the impact of HAZE products now extends through-out
the US, Asia and Europe. In addition to the line of graphics based
prints, embroidery, and sportswear oriented garments, the company
HAZE has also consistently pushed the boundaries of the marriage
between art, design and product, producing limited editions of jewelry,
furniture, posters, skateboards and accessories.
Having relocated his studio and company headquarters back to New
York City in 2005, Haze continues to direct his international clothing
brand and product line, while also maintaining his individual involvement
in various art and design projects worldwide. Recent collaborations
and products include sneaker designs for Nike and New Balance, a
G-Shock watch for Casio, a Bearbrick design for Medicom Toys, and
a custom show car for Toyota / Scion.
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