He is an aerosol artist who has transferred from street tagging and bombing to working on a more ‘fine art’ approach to his canvas work. Using just the purist graffiti tools of spraycan and emulsion roller, his pieces show individually distinctive styles expressed through alternate self projection. His work contains a mixture of cultural and social themes based upon a combination of observation and personal experience.
I’m a freelance illustrator based in London and I take a keen interest in street art. urban environments, and turning the familiar on its head. I’m inspired by the complex systems of cities and I like to focus on the different aspects such as powerlines, buildings, bridges, markets, and people.
My monsters start life as a doodle in my sketch book and after a selection period of tweaking, erasing and redrawing the lucky ones get ceremoniously penned in and marked for promotion. The monsters final incarnations are created using a mixture of spray-paints, paint pens, markers and acrylics and once signed the creatures featured are ready for deployment.
Hi I am Joe Baglow, and I like to draw things Hello, I am an illustrator working and living in South East London. I am represented by Phosphor Art and make up one quater of YO YO MACHINEGUN
… This is me at a birthday party.
With the tight 90 minute timescale, I roughed out the layout I wanted then set about creating the various parts and layers on Photoshop, before finalising the colours and composition. I hope the artwork portrays a sense of fun and excitement that I was looking for.
The imagery I explore is originally sourced from specific research, for example, mythologies, science and personal observations. Through a careful and spontaneous selection of these topics the research is processed through the means of drawing. I break down the complex research into playful illustrations that at times manifest themselves into repeat patterns becoming almost diagrammatic.
Daniel Abbott was born in Devon in 1982 and now lives and works in East London. He has exhibited work in London, New York, Gothenburg and Munich. The message I want my work to shout out is that life can be a harsh and unforgiving event, but when we are taken to dark or extreme places, humanity and beauty can be found in surprising locations and moving experiences.