Street artist, Xenz, painted his first piece in his home town of Hull in 1987, at just 14. His early work took place inside the derelict warehouses here, inspired initially by films and books documenting New York’s sub culture.
He then moved to Bristol, an exciting location for street artists. Here he was able to experiment with his style and worked alongside artists including the TCF crew, plus Banksy and Inkie.
He now lives and works in London, and travels the world to spread and display his work. His skills often bring us broad landscapes, both graceful and wild, but he clearly has a soft spot for birds too, with love birds, sun birds and parrots all making appearances.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 18 June 2018