Los Angeles native Mister Cartoon was immersed in art from an early age. He began his career as a graffiti artist, before branching into murals, album covers, logos and now tattoos, for which he’s most famously known. Having already gained a worldwide following, Cartoon boasts some of the biggest international stars wearing his art on their skin. Cartoon’s works have been showcased in acclaimed gallery and art shows — from London to Paris and Tokyo — as well as featuring in publications like Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Complex, Juxtapoz, XXL, and GQ.
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Born blind in his left eye and given three first names (Mark Paul Deren), MADSTEEZ is a multi-faceted artist/designer based in Brooklyn, New York. As an artist, MADSTEEZ is known for vivid, large-scale, multi-layered paintings, where strange and familiar figures are integrated into abstract landscapes.
He has held solo exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, as well as group showings in London, Germany, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Calgary and Miami’s Art Basel. As a result, MADSTEEZ has attracted clients such as Nike Inc., Target Corporation, Instagram, Red Bull, Boost Mobile, Honda, Boosted, Volkswagen, MCA Records, and Interscope Records to name a few.
Usugrow began his own artistic activity by creating flyers for the underground punk and hard core music scenes of the early 1990s. Since that time, he has been involved in various album cover designs, plus collaborated with skateboard and fashion brands.
Usugrow expanded his activity and has put together several solo exhibitions at art galleries in Japan and overseas since 2005. As well as publishing his first monograph, Usugrow has been curating group exhibitions and book projects with Japanese artists since 2009.
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Mayonaize is a contemporary fine artist specialising in a unique calligraphy script style of lettering. Moving to Australia in 2001, graffiti has been a major influence on his eclectic oeuvre, creating a well-established profile within the Melbourne street-art scene with a multitude of public works. Mayonaize’s pieces are distinctive for his deliberate handwork and precise execution of a complex, elaborate style of monochromatic text.
Australian graffiti/street artist Phibs' public artworks are prolific in Melbourne, Sydney, and internationally. Having painted so many walls around inner Melbourne suburb Fitzroy, it is affectionately known as ‘Phibsroy’ by locals. Originally - and now - a Sydneysider, Phibs established a name in Melbourne and Sydney for his merging of “urban” and “organic” across a variety of medium.
Phibs reflects unique realms of symbolism, multiculturalism and mythology, spawning a menagerie of characters - and attracting numerous major brands and publications, with several works acquired by the National Gallery of Australia for its permanent collection.
Beauty and decay runs through the work of Rone, a street artist known for haunting, stylised women’s faces. His artworks’ gradual weathering from natural and human elements tells of unexpected beauty, as they blend into their surroundings. From Melbourne’s early-2000s street art movement to a celebrated fixture on the international street art scene, Rone is everywhere - from New York, Paris, Tokyo, and London to Christchurch, Santo Domingo, and Port Villa.
With works acquired by The National Gallery of Australia, the gallery has commissioned Rone to collaborate with famed fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Rone’s art has been showcased in London’s Stolen Space, White Walls in San Francisco, Urban Nation in Berlin, and Opera Gallery in New York.