(American, b. 1983)

Forms from Life, 2019

Painted aluminum

Courtesy of the artist

TYPOE created this installation of Forms from Life specifically for Color Field. This grouping of minimalist shapes resembles enlarged building blocks, and are inspired by the design ethos of Ettore Sottsass, founder of the Memphis Design Group. The invitation for viewer interactivity is influenced by public parks designed by Isamu Noguchi. Forms from Life are a reference to how the foundational information we learn as children informs our understanding of the world, and how interacting with others to create meaning can dramatically shape our lives.


University of Houston

Cullen Family Plaza

Color Talks | TYPOE

March 11, 2021 artist conversation featuring  TYPOE. Moderated by Roberto Tejada, PhD, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of English and Art History, University of Houston.  

TYPOE | Color Walk (Virtual Tour)

Take a virtual tour of Forms from Life at the University of Houston led by Public Art UHS curator, Mike Guidry.

Playscapes | Color Field Studio Session

Create colorful playscapes inspired by TYPOE’s artwork, Forms from Life.

Art Sheet

Learn more about TYPOE and his artwork.