sickboy

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A leading artist to emerge from Bristol's infamous graffiti scene, Sickboy's humorous and subversive street exploits have placed him firmly in the upper echelons of the British street art movement. One of the first UK artists to use a logo in place of a tag, Sickboy's iconic red and yellow temple and "Save The Youth" slogan appear on walls and wheelie bins worldwide. A pioneer in the graffiti scene to exchange the traditional tag for a colourful moniker, the artist explains 'the temple icon has become what people know me best for. It is meant to represent love and positivity in the shape of a building. The colours are there to make you happy, and my graffiti is not supposed to push you away or make you feel isolated. I want everyone to be in on the party."

The multi-disciplinary artist has built one of the largest bodies of street art works to date, being tipped by the leading financial press as one of the movement's most bankable artists. Formally trained at art school, the artist's current practice includes interactive installation, abstract narrative painting, film and light sculpture, audience participation and public intervention. With appearances in Banksy's Oscar nominated Exit Through The Gift Shop and 2008's Stay Free public installation staged outside the Tate Modern earning him undisputed global recognition. Since 2008, Sickboy has boasted over four solo exhibitions in the UK and internationally including his most recent showcase Make It Last Forever at The Outsiders London.

Sickboy is currently based between his London and Barcelona studios, exhibiting and curating across emerging international art fairs and self-funded projects worldwide.