Atelier JI are delighted to have collaborated with the incredible street artist Xenz on his new publication "Two in the Bush" produced for the UK festival "Upfest" Europe's largest Street Art and Graffiti festival in Bristol, July 2017.
Xenz got into graffiti in the 80s. He grew up in Hull where he developed his love for mural painting in the many derelict warehouses in the city. In 1998 he moved to Bristol, where he spent a decade painting. It is here where he gained a reputation for his art. He is an artist know for constantly pushing boundaries and refusing to fit in. He paints mainly from memory working spontaneously reacting to emotions, his surroundings and experiences. To him graffiti is much more than just a name on a wall. In fact the term graffiti doesn't sufficiently describe what he does. His pieces display influences from many different sources, not just the graffiti style of New York.
Xenz has successfully blended fine art with gritty urban scrawl and established himself as full time artist in London, setting up his studio in 2005. The past decade has seen him exhibit all over the world. Many of his paintings are now in private collections and his prints are always in huge demand.
"Two in the Bush" is a four colour hand pulled screen print on 410gsm Somerset Satin paper each hand finished by the artist. Each print is signed and numbered and is unique in its hand painted finish.
Images courtesy & copyright of the artist.