Math-You Namie

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Joe, 2011 Hand Painted Acrylic On Linen 22 X15"
Amelia, 2010 Hand Painted Acrylic On Fabric 22 X26"
Brad, 2012 Hand Painted Acrylic On Mta Subway Maps And The New York Times 9 X12"
Holly, 2011 Hand Painted Acrylic On Vintage Fabric 24 X26"
Diana, 2011 Hand Painted Acrylic On Linen 28 X42"
Harold, 2010 Hand Painted Acrylic On Fabric 30 X45"
Holly, 2012 Hand Painted Acrylic On Mta Subway Maps And The New York Times 9 X12"
Queen Elizabeth II
Spencer 28 X 34
Whitney Houston 32 X 35
Quick Facts
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Hunter College
mixed-media, pop, modern, traditional, graffiti/street-art, figurative



Inspired by street art and composed of recycled materials, Math-You Namie’s hand-painted portraits on fabric are in high demand among pop art collectors.


Math-You’s work portrays a sense of movement and ease through its use of vintage textiles and hand-painting with acrylics. His technique is primarily figurative, employing negative space to graphically reproduce the subjects. The color palette utilizes a spectrum of tones that complement one another for a vivid, sensuous effect.


Sources for Math-You’s unique portraits include mid-century advertisements, pop art in the vein of Andy Warhol and Shepard Fairey, contemporary street art and celebrity paparazzi shots. The wide range of influences demonstrates his grasp of pop culture and visual language.


Math-You’s work has sold at Sotheby’s twice within the past two years, and he has been featured in GLAAD’s Top 100 Artists Gala every year since 2005. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Math-You is a graduate of Hunter College and now resides in New York City.




Private Commissions


Math-You is available for private commission to create a piece of art that will become a true family heirloom.


Whether it’s yourself, an old family photo, your children, a pet, a loved one or even your favorite icon, Math-You will transform your image into a true masterpiece.


Once your image is received, he will choose a fabric that best corresponds to the image to be created into your specific portrait. Each portrait takes 2-4 weeks to create. See examples of how he can turn the image of your choice into an original work of art by clicking here.