Berkery was born in Tokyo to a Irish father and a Japanese mother, and from age one he began a very global upbringing. He lived in the US until he was eight, then Japan until 14 and since then until now he has been living in Ireland. His childhood split up in this way between such culturally different countries has had a massive affect on how Shane sees the world and himself in it. He has gained a very wide breadth of perspective from living through the social, visual and linguistic cultures of each place, and this has given him a unique framework to build his artistic vision upon. His experience has been perpetually coloured by both the feeling of belonging while also being an outsider, and so his own sense of identity has been a precarious one. He feels that his paintings are an embodiment of this sensation; fragmented yet unified.
DELTA 2 was raised in the Spanish Harlem section of Manhattan and became involved in subway painting in the late 1970s. His early observations of IRT Kings such as LEE and BLADE drove him to create his own style. DELTA's subway painting career peaked from the early to mid 1980s. He became well known for his rapid takeovers of the 6 and 4 lines. During this time period DELTA also founded the crew Kings Arrive.
DELTA 2 also experienced success in the international art scene. Beginning in 1984 he painted in more conventional contexts. He participated in a Guillaume Gallozo graffiti art presentation for Valentino's 25th Anniversary in Rome, Italy and displayed and sold paintings throughout Europe.
DELTA's current work features traditional aerosol paintings--such as his work at the 2005 NYC Graffiti Hall of Fame--and meticulously detailed line art illustrations and letter explorations. He also continues working on fine art and comercial comissions. More on DELTA 2 in the Future.
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