PopNeoism evolved from Steven and Tripp’s collaborative work over the past year. It was a term that was incidentally coined when trying to describe their modern art work. Its reference is to their combination of abstract expressionism, icons of Pop Art and stencil use of today’s biggest street artists.
Over the past year, the two have amassed a large and diverse following, a large portion of which are actively involved in philanthropy and support the two in their efforts to bettering the world through art. While the term PopNeoism was coined to describe their new, exciting style of art-making, it has come to encompass the efforts of a growing group of unique, hard working, creative individuals who desire to help Tripp and Steven use art for common good.
After being inspired by a street art documentary, having never taken a single art class his entire life, Swancoat picked up a paint brush. Less than one year later, in February 2012 Steven had his first Solo Exhibition in New York City which he doubled as a Fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer.
After moving to NYC in 2012, Tripp moved into his new apartment where he met his neighbor Swancoat. The 2 started working together where they started the movement, PopNeoism.