BORF is a phenomenon in his native Washington DC. The young artist embarked on a prolific, partisan campaign after the suicide of a close friend 4 years ago, daubing slogans like "Grown-ups are obsolete" and "BORF writes letters to your children" around a consistent picture of an eager, positive and rather stupid grinning face, alongside politically charged stencils, wheatpastes and tags. BORF, some will be aware, is also the acronym for America's Bill Of Rights Foundation.
BORF now works out of Detroit, Michigan. His artistic background in hardcore graffiti has evolved considerably. Now employing a sensitive realist style combined with abstractive elements, he often contrasts "adult" life with the vigour of youth. This is exemplified by his enormously successful Rothko's Modern Life series of paintings featuring graffiti overlaid with colours in the acclaimed 20th century painter's multiform style.