Brett Cook-Dizney is an aerosol artist. Spray paints are his materials. They are by definition commercial, by default, unsubtle and lacking in versatility of tone or value. He archives his amazing broad palette of graduations by multiple layering of colors or by affecting the tonal quality of an area by surrounding it with a contrasting tone.
As illustrated in the book Harlem Style by Rodrick N. Shade and Jorge S. Arango, the spare furnishings of Brett’s casual loft exhibit similar qualities: the colors purple, burnt orange, and blue create an eclectic style with the incorporation of La-Z-Boy recliners, multi-color chairs and African artifacts. Punctuated with his larger-than-life self-portraits, Brett’s live-work space dramatically communicates his sense of style and creative philosophy.