Original painting on wood. A collaboration between artists Kev Munday, Bill Thorpe and Kazland.
Signed and dated 2015 on the reverse by both artists.
The piece has been hand painted with acrylic, emulsion, spray paint, oil stick and paint markers.
Dimensions: 60 x 90 cm
Painted directly onto the backing board of a wooden frame. 3mm thick.
Can be sent worldwide.
About the artists:
I am a 28-year-old artist living and working in Basingstoke, Hampshire. My artwork is the offspring of people watching and imagination. My goal is to make people think and smile at the same time and I hope that my work communicates as much to a seven year old kid as it does to a serious art collector. I have been painting since I was a teenager and exhibiting my artwork for 8 years, showing in venues including The Southbank Centre, Selfridges Ultralounge and Summers Place Gardens (Sotheby's Sculpture Garden). My work is in private collections all over the world and I am fortunate enough to be able to produce art work full time.
I have created art for brands including Walt Disney (a custom Mickey Mouse figurine), Monster Energy (a large scale mural), Graham & Brown (a wallpaper) and Fracture Skateboards (a range of skate decks).
I started my artistic career as a graffiti artist, however I have always thought of graffiti more as a medium than an artform. Graffiti taught me to paint very fast and at a large scale, and also to see any object as a canvas. I still regularly paint murals with spray paint and am inspired by the energy and colours of graffiti. My other artistic influences are very varied, ranging from aboriginal art to kawaii graphics. I am also interested in huichol, tribal and other visionary artwork.
I work with a wide range of materials and processes, including spray paint, acrylics, marker pens, laser etchings, lino printing and digital art.
"PRIMAL. CHILDISH. NARRATIVE. I tell an abstract narrative. Animals, creeps, broken-toothed grins, bones and treasure, re-worked and re-painted until they resemble what they should. Working from everything around me with the materials nearest.
Growing up surrounded by the 90s graffiti scene, Bill Thorpe applies his signature bold style to a variety of outlets - from digital to print and in both 2D and 3D.
Die hard fans of Bill may notice changes through-out the development of his chosen imagery but it's his distictive colour palette and artistic approach which have made his works a familiar site around the UK and beyond.
Having exhibited at various galleries both nationwide and international, Bill spends his weekdays working from his Hampshire-based studio - meanwhile his weekends are usually reserved for travel, where he often meets with peers to produce large scale works.
acrylic paint and paint markers