Xray

I am a painter, designer and graffiti artist based in Montreal, Quebec.

When I was small…I watched a lot of T.V. and drank a lot of Kool-Aid. Growing up, I experienced a mix of military and native cultures eventually sending me on a quest to find a universal language that could express the mix of mythologies in my life. In my early teens, I became involved in skateboarding,graffiti and hip-hop culture at large(which continues to this day).

In my paintings, I take symbolism from religion, commercial pop-culture and my sub-conscious to create “visual equations”. I would describe my work as a mash-up of graffiti, utilitarian symbolism, traditional sign-painting and skateboard art. I see my paintings as modern totems wherein I use corporate aesthetics to “advertise” spiritual and existential themes.

I use hand techniques but am influenced by the “computer-graphics age”. I generally work with a combination of brush and spray-painting.

Some of my inspirations are military insignia, nature, skateboard and tattoo art, old signs, tarot cards, native cultures, “secret society” symbolism, Japanese art, propaganda, diagrams, video-games, the 1980’s and 90’s at large, science, action movies and vintage advertising & cartoons.
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