Myles Carter, an American painter, and graffiti artist is reported to have passed away as per a statement released by his family. He was also known for being the son of American jazz double bassist, Ron Carter.
Myles Carter Age
Myles was born in 1965 in New York City and grew up in Manhattan’s Upper West side was 57 years a the time of his death. He points out that the environment he grew up in nurtured his creativity in music and art.
Myles Carter Parents & Early Life
He was the son of renowned Jazz bassist, Ron Carter and his first wife, Janet C. Carter, a longtime trustee of the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Myles was accepted into JHS 104 on East 21st Street which required a portfolio submission and passing an entrance exam for admittance. Prior to that, he had attended the Bank Street School. He further went to the Art Students League ‘for drawing nudes and still lifes’, he says. Of this foundation, he says, ‘that was my artistic root. Parallel to that structured art instruction, I was also a graffiti writer.’ He was early aware of graffiti through the tagged subway cars of the early 1970s.
Myles Carter Career
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was known by the pseudonym Metro and was associated with crews such as RTW – Rolling Thunder Writers noted for experimentation with unusual brands of paint and getting distinctive results. His tag Metro had evolved over time into MEO – Mathematical Equation Of… ‘In my art, there’s a lot of mathematics, as the artist himself states.
In his early 20s, back in the late 1980s, Myles moved to Paris to help broaden his perspectives on art. His paintings evince vitality, high energy, and dramatic impact due t how seemingly they focus less, or not at all, on figures or imagery, but on the actual brush strokes and use of canvas.
Myles Carter has participated in several exhibitions in the US and abroad. His work is in several collections around the world.
The artist currently lives and works in New York City.
Myles Carter’s Death & Cause
Carter is being reported to have passed away as per statements released on Friday, Oct 21, 2022, and was 57 years old. Further details will be provided in time. Our condolences to his family and friends.