The result is a fine line between ‘street art’ and ‘fine art’ where glamour models and F1 pit-stops co-exist within historical re-enactments. His forthcoming exhibition takes a look at men of power, and recreates an 18th century feast.
We caught up with the Irishman and asked him about his challenges and successes.
Did growing up in Cork in Ireland have any impact on your work as an artist?
I grew up in a small city without a graffiti scene so I had nobody to show me how things were done. I think it gave me a more alternative approach to graffiti without all the usual rules and stylistic regulations.
Your work has a very dichotomous nature to it, is there a part of you that is fascinated by juxtaposing different subjects in such a dramatic manner?
Yeah, I like working with opposites and contrasts, playing with the refined and the raw.
What has been the most challenging piece of work that you have completed?
Everything can be difficult in its own way but sometimes I find the bigger walls more of a challenge. If a painting isn’t going according to plan I can put it away and work on it later whereas a wall has to be finished. You live out your problems in public.
Your work is lauded, when did you realise that you had made it as a successful figure in art?
I don’t feel any different now but I suppose as soon as I started making enough money to live as a painter I was pretty relieved.
Are there any artists that you like to keep an eye on?
What can we expect to see from you in the future?
More walls and more big paintings!