Bijijoo (given name: Michael Todd Horne; nickname/preferred name: B) was born in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) in 1975 and has lived in New York City; Seattle, Washington; and Eugene, Oregon. B currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter. B has been painting and drawing since childhood.
He has experimented with figurative, abstract, and conceptual work in various media, including writing, music, and video (an archive of B’s music from 1993-to 2017 can be found here). Working with such uncommon methods resulted in the creation of the most unusual and unexpecting textures, surfaces, patterns, and grains, which provide the basis of the universe usually depicted in his work. Simultaneously, similar to the evolution itself, this chaotic technique allows for virtually infinite ways of developing his characters, imaginary monster-like creatures that regularly dominate his scenes.
“aTRAIN" 2020 Aerosol on Canvas. 94 x 54in
"Frost" Bijijoo 2022. Oil, Acrylic, Pastel on Canvas 31 ½ x 31 ½ in
"The Key" Bijijoo 2022. Oil, Acrylic, Pastel on Canvas 100 x 100 cm