Irrix Screen was born in Port Chester, New York, though was raised primarily in New Rochelle New York.
Irrix Screen, a graphic artist, founded D.U.O GEAR® in 2011. As an accomplished artist, he had already completed projects for clients such as The Wu Tang Clan & Red Dragon Music. Irrix has always had a very unique artistic view, which has helped him stand apart from the others. With a love for the abstract, he has gained the attention and respect of everyone who has had the opportunity to see his creations. In 2014 Irrix Screen won "The Best Of Manhattan Art Gallery Award. The accolades kept coming, along with requests for his designs on shirts, jackets and hats. As anyone would, he started to notice that fate had opened a door to him that could not be ignored.
Irrix's painting career was a happy accident. Irrix has a t-shirt store and to decorate it, Irrix started painting on some canvas to decorate his store. One day an Australian lady walked in and really loved it his artwork. At first Irrix thought it was his t-shirts she was loving, but then Irrix found out it was his painting. The lady asked, “How much for the painting?” Irrix was stunned! Irrix just gave her the first thing that came to his mind, which was a 100 dollars. She was delighted with the price. Irrix was happy someone liked his painting. The next week Irrix did another piece, and the same thing happened, an Italian man walked in and bought his art, this time Irrix charged a little more. Now Irrix's artwork and paintings are in galleries all over the world from Belgium, Milan, Singapore, Kuwait, Germany and that’s just to name a few.
Irrix's artwork has been compared to Keith Harring, meets Jean-Michel Basquiat, meets Australian Aboriginal art, meets Jackson Pollock.
Irrix went to Parson The New School for graphic design, SVA School of Visual Arts, and the German School of photography. Irrix also attended IONA COLLEGE for business with a minor in marketing.
The economy of 2011 was turbulent, and ended up shaking the country to it's core. Irrix was not immune to this, as he was laid off from work during the fall of that year. Without any hesitation, pain turned to pleasure, despair turned to drive and D.U.O GEAR® was born out of that desire. A second coming to the original D.U.O ideology from 1999, he had an epiphany. This revelation was rooted in the idea that D.U.O GEAR® should stand for the people. Not for those who want to try to impress everyone, turn the heads of the opposite sex, and let their ego's run wild. It was, and still is, about staying true to your core. It's about bathing in the greatness that is you, and letting the words of the neigh sayers fall to the side like water off the side of a cliff. It's about being at one with the world, and more importantly, yourself.
That's why D.U.O GEAR®'s slogan is: Strength in Peace!®