A recent commission for a collector of money art, utilizing the transparent space on the newest five pound note.
First time painting money, definitely a weird one. Whilst we normally spray canvases that have their own cost, there’s an added pressure to literally painting on money and not wanting to screw up.
Of course, flying downwards was always an immediate solution.
I started out over a decade ago spraying the sort of thing most stencil artists cut their teeth on, which is running chopped up photos through a cocktail of Photoshop filters and spraying them with no regard for underspray or, indeed, overspray. I was painting dogs and cats before I was painting Pahnl dogs and cats but let’s take it back to the beginning. Here’s a snippet of some stencils from the early days…
I think we can all agree this is very edgy and brought great change to the world. Okay, it didn’t but stencil art is intrinsically linked with politics and before I had my own voice, it’s all too easy to ape what everyone else is doing. Nevermind all the underspray or blotchy torch. Continue reading