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As Freud painted Bacon, Schiele painted Klimt and Warhol painted Basquiat, Dreph paints a series of  portraits of artists that inspire him.

 

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Artist Series

Falko

The 8th subject from my artists series is Falko of The Villainous Animators from Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, South Africa. Falko started writing in 1989 and is undoubtedly the pioneering forefather of African graffiti. Traditional New York style graffiti was a huge part of his...

Benji

The 3rd subject from my artist series is my close friend and creative confidante Benji Reid. I met Benji over a decade ago, and today he is one of a handful of people I will go to for the realness when it comes to my...

Sidd

The 7th subject from my artists series is Sidd Sap. Sidd started writing in 2012, primarily as a means of expression and to beautify the city. Writing is in its infancy in India and has been imported as part of the ‘Hip Hop package’ in...

Marcus

The 6th subject from my artist’s series is Marcus Golden Barnes AKA Puno STD. I painted with him and other members of STD a little over a decade ago. F-fwd to ’07 and there was a cloud over the scene. 2 writers were killed and...

Carleen

The first subject in my current artists series is of the talented @carleendesozer. I first met Carleen about 18yrs ago when she blagged a graffiti job with Haringey arts council. They didn’t know that she couldn’t write Graff to save her life but as she...

Abe

I first came across Abe Odedina’s work on his insta page about a year ago. We recently met in person at the opening of his recent show ‘Eye to Eye’ and as a fan of his work, he is the natural choice as the 4th...