The TAX Collection Curation Creation Collabroation

Guy Hepner | October 2017

In Conjunction Guy Hepner, The TAX Collection opened 'IDENTITY', a solo exhibition by Sage Barnes in New York City. 'Identity' seeks to explore the human condition as we navigate through our own personal narratives and the world that's continously moving around us.

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About the artist

A self-taught artist, Sage Barnes has only learned to create from his own ideas, which is exactly what sets him apart. He has found a unique combination of abstract, realistic, and street art techniques, which are often kept separate. Many of his works feature a very realistic bodice, with an explosion of colors in place of ahead, painted against a graffiti-like wall. His Instagram bio reads “college dropout,” potentially as a way to share with people that there is no clear cut path to success. He also uses his Instagram as a form of connection with his followers. Rather than just posting an artwork with its title, he will add a meaningful quote or share the story behind a work.