Aerosol artist Subone (a.k.a. Tim Clorius) was born in Germany and currently lives as an artist in Portland, Maine. He studied fine arts and painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and the Maine College of Art in Portland. His work focuses on studio painting, community mural workshops and public art. Subone’s aerosol art is displayed in traditional gallery settings as well as in public sites. His style ranges from traditional letter forms to abstraction.
Tim Clorius is the founder of SUBONE Workshops, a community empowerment program that uses graffiti inspired aerosol art as an inspiration to create contemporary public art pieces designed to educate and inspire participants about art in the public domain. Working with students in Maine since 2002, Subone has become synonymous with the advocacy of the potentials graffiti art possesses to enhance communities and foster civic engagement.
S.U.B.O.N.E. (Supplying Urban Beautification Offering New Experiences) was developed through extensive artistic community outreach programs. Subone, and his workshop business partner Andrew Coffin, have worked on several large scale mural projects with students and organizations. Together they have participated in many public events as ambassadors for the positive potentials of aerosol art as a teaching tool and community builder.