Tim Clorius was born and raised in Heidelberg, Germany. He received his education in fine arts and painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, where he currently lives and works as a painter.
Tim brings a postmodern sensibility to his work which is frequently influenced by his love for graffiti art and his life as an aerosol artist by the name of “Subone”. His interest in exploring the potentials as well as the boundaries that exist in regards to the visual and social “hybridization” of traditional forms of painting with contemporary approaches to it, such as graffiti art, has been a major theme in his public works and in his studio practice.
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.