Love Aerosol Art? Check this Local Artist Out!
I love everything about well executed street art and graffiti. Aerosol art, as it’s officially known, is big right now, and Palm Beach artist Saxon Duke is in the thick of it. His ChinaWild exhibition, showing this week in Sydney, showcases this style of art at its finest – and I can’t get enough of it!
“I’ve been doing aerosol work since I was quite young,” Saxon tells me, when I spoke with him ahead of tonight’s opening. “We’d all go skateboarding – and I was fairly hopeless at that – so I would focus on making my own additions to the already graffiti blanketed surfaces”.
Decades later, the 30-year-old tells me that his style of aerosol art was influenced by a trip to South China in 2011 and that it’s now “a well considered, yet highly disorganised pictorial language of graffiti camouflage, with a heavy influence of American artist Keith Haring for good measure”.
Above: Of his Body Art Graffiti series, Saxon says “I would definitely advise against apply aerosol paint to naked skin without proper precautions!”
“People can expect a fluid arrangement of bold lines combined with an overwhelmingly fierce arrangement of vibrant colours and personalities,” Saxon tells me, when I ask him what people can see at the ChinaWild exhibition, which starts tonight in Darlinghurst and runs until April 13. You can see all the details below.