I was invited to take part in the 2015 First Coat Street Art Festival in Toowoomba, Queensland.
Hosted by Kontraband StudioFirst Coat 2015 transforms Toowoomba's city into one of Australia's largest outdoor galleries with the streets and laneways housing an evolving exhibition of contemporary public art.
Here is my final wall from the event.Graffiti, Painting, Street Art2015
These are some of the paintings watercolours and drawings I have done either for exhibitions, live events or commissions and some just for fun!Drawing, Painting, Street Art2012
I was invited to take part in Project 5 Volume 6. Hosted by aMBUSH Gallery Project Five is an award-winning public art initiative featuring a highly successful live art event, public art exhibition and art auction.
Volume 6 featured myself, Askew One, 23rd Key and Kyle Hughes Odgers.
Beautiful Chaos is a comment on my ideas and working process. When ever I create a new piece, like most, a million thoughts run through my head and I want to document each one of my ideas before they dissappear. I feel no idea is a waste, useless or irrelevant as they all have some purpose in leading you to your final outcome.
As such my final work becomes a depiction of my thought process as well as my influences, and eventually leads me to what I like to call beautiful chaos.Graffiti, Painting2014
I was invited to take part at the 2014 Hit The Bricks Sreet Art Festival in Newcatle, Australia.
This was the first time I was invited to a street art festival and this wall was the first I have completed using on spraypaint.
Comprised of the finest street artists from across the globe, a stack of walls and a whole lot of paint, Hit The Bricks transforms the ciry of Newcastle with an amazing collection of live artworks and presents an extraordinary mix of highly skilled artists from across the planet to create artworks on a large scale throughout the city. Visitors are encouraged to spectate as the artworks are created before their eyes.
Hit The Bricks is a new addition to the Look Hear Festival that began in 2013 as an initiative by Michael Langenegger, Sally Bourke and Carl Morgan.Graffiti, Painting, Street Art2015
I was commissioned by Authority Clothing to create a mural in conjunction with Monkey Shoulder Whisky. I was given complete artistic control and I wanted to create a piece that reflected both myself as an artist as well as something that the public and in particular the people of Newtown could enjoy.Graffiti, Painting, Street Art2014
In conjunction with Haut Artists I work regularly for the guys at Young Henrys Brewery in Newtown, Australia.
With the idea of creating a range of apparel for the brewery, we came up with the concept of The Newtown Knuckleheads.
Newtown Knuckleheads are a labelled representation of the spirit of Newtown’s street level grinders, artists, skaters, movers-shakers, want-to-be-money-makers and creative misfits. They weren’t so much born but spawned in a gutter -- the bastard offspring of the city they love.
A Knucklehead is a well intentioned battler. They are the small business owners and lovers of the community. The cheeky side of Sydney's underbelly. The loveable larrikin. The friendly bartender, bootlegger or brewer …Branding, Fashion, Illustration2015
In January 2014 I was commissioned by Authority Clothing to create a collaboartion mural with Steen Jones for their Beith Street Project.
The wall sits in the heart of Brunswick, Melbourne and measures roughly 15 metres wide by 8 metres high.
Although Steen and I draw inspiration from similar subjects our work is very different. We decided the best way to incorporate both styles of work was to create a gigantic tattoo flash sheet. The finished wall will also be accompanied with a limited range of tees, which will be dropping very shortly.Graffiti, Painting, Street Art2014
I was asked to create an illustration for No Cure magazine, an Australian publication dedicated to art, music and life in general.
This piece was used for an article based on The 27 Club - The 27 Club is a group of popular musicians who died at age 27, often as a result of drug and alcohol abuse, or violent means such as homicide or suicide.
My aim was to create a more light hearted, quirky illustration to contrast to compliment the satirical view that the article evoked.Digital Art, Editorial Design, Illustration2014
These are a numerous skate decks (some hand painted) that I have designed. These were created for different exhibitions and companies including Three Sixty Project, The Pin Up Parlour, Sidewyz Exhibition and Devout Boards.Illustration, Painting, Street Art2012
I was commissioned by the guys at Bulletin Place, a cool little bar in Circular Quay, Sydney.
They wanted something unique and interesting so I thought this was a great opportunity to combine my 2 styles of painting.
Both aerosol and acrylic paint was used for this job.Fine Arts, Painting, Street Art2014
I was asked by the guys at Stupid Krap to create a limited edition gicle print to be sold via their website.
Weird, Disgusting Behaviour
For this artwork I went with a chaotic Mexican luchadore inspired design. Growing up my brother and I used to love wrestling. We would watch it every Saturday and then try and do the moves. When I think about wrestling now I really laugh. Its is a very bizarre form of entertainment and it really is a strange concept all together - grown men and women throwing each other down to the mat to earn a victory!
Landscape print: 594 mm x 372 mm
Artwork dimensions: 494mm x 252mm
Edition size: 10
Print technology: Archival colourfast pigments
Stock: 290GSM Moab Entrada bright white watercolour paper
Signed and numberedDigital Art, Illustration, Print Design2013
I was invited by they guys at Stupid Krap to be a part of the Stupid Krap Remix Album project that was featured in Desktop Magazine issue #297
8 artists were asked to re-create an existing Australian album in their own way.
I decided to use Powderfinger's, Vulture Street.
I thought it would be fun to create an old fashioned style greetings postcard using Vulture Street as the place, as the album was named after the street that the band members grew up on in Brisbane. With a heavy influence from my favourite song on the album, Sunsets, I turned the actual Vulture Street into a tropical paradise with a sort of "wish you were here" feel.Digital Art, Illustration, Print Design2013
I was invited to create a print for the Director's Cut Exhibition as part of the Look See 2013 art festival in Newcastle, Australia.
Directors Cut was an exhibition inspired by the world of cinema.
I decided to create print for one of my all time favourite films when I was growing up... The Sandlot
Ink Jet print on 300gsm Watercolour paper.
Exhibited in the Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle.Digital Art, Illustration, Print Design2014
I was asked, along with Sprinkles, to paint a mural for the Keep Skateistan Rolling Charity Event in Sydney hosted by Ambush Gallery. Sprinkles created the unique pattern and I painted the other elements in the piece.
Ironlak provided the paint for the wall.
Skateistan is a unique international non-governmental organisation which uses skateboarding as a tool for youth empowerment in Afghanistan and Cambodia.
The event took place On Wednesday 26 June 2013 andincluded a fundraiser, a multidimensional presentation of art, film, music and live skateboard demonstrations which raised awareness and fundinging for this great cause.
It was a great privelege to be able to get involved and do our part for the charity.Graffiti, Painting, Street Art2013
I was commissioned by Stolichnaya Vodka to paint a mural for them at The Bottom End Bar in Melbourne, Australia.
The brief was to create a piece that stayed true to Stolichnaya’s roots by creating a bold celebration of Russian tradition and taking inspiration from Russian prisoner tattoos.
I wanted to include everything from the brief while maintaining my own style.
Video courtesy of Callum Preston from Everfresh Studio.Graffiti, Painting, Street Art2013
A few logos and branding elements I have created for different brands and labels over the past year.Branding, Graphic Design, Illustration2013
I was commissioned by Beyond The Pale Posters to designed a poster for The Black Keys 2012 Australian Tour.
The idea behind the poster was to combine my style of art with the bands raw blues rock sound of music while trying to create a piece very different to what has been done before.
As a result I came up with this vibrant and chaotic mash up. While trying to incorporate subtle elements that relate to the band (ie submarine) I also wanted that sense of randomness and the "unknown"
This particular poster is screen printed in 2 different colour ways. One is a limited edition print and both will be sold at the Newcastle show October 21st.Illustration, Print Design, Typography2012
I was commissioned by FYVE Snowboards to create an illustration to be printed onto their 2013 Artist Collaboartion range snowboards and mitts.
The original illustration was created using pens and water colours on 300GSM water colour paper. It was then printed as sublimation onto the boards and mitts.
Below you will be able to see details of the original water colour piece.
Broken Fingaz Crew were also involved in the project. Check out the Fyve website to see their design and all the other products.Fashion, Illustration, Typography2013
I was asked by the guys at Very Nearly Almost Magazine to design a tshirt for their issue 20 launch. The shirt was also created in conjunction with Dephect Clothing and will be sold through their online shop as well.Fashion, Illustration, Print Design2012
I was commissioned by The Defectors Marketing company in Sydney to paint a mural for their rooftop wall. The brief was to create a piece that reflected 1980 Miami.
I decided to incorporate typical cliche elements of Miami as well as adding my own twist.Graffiti, Painting, Street Art2012
These are numerous t-shirt designs I have created for various brands, exhibitions and bands.Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration2013
These are various posters and illustrations I have created for either clients, myself or exhibitions from 2009 until now.Digital Art, Illustration, Print Design2012
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