SZABOTAGE's art mission
" To create art that stands out from the crowd using vivid colour choices for maximum impact. To continue pushing the limits of colour theory by playing with the balance and range of tones, shades, hues "
To challenge himself to continuously morph and keep the artform fresh. To entertain, inform and inspire by connecting people through the power of unparalleled visual storytelling.
To continue to develop a visual language created by layering imagery to depict life and personality.
Szabotage created a visual language through the development of layered stencil and the artistic expression has become his signature style.
His True Reflections collection and a lot of his street art murals, as well as his car feature this language
When creating large street art murals, he paints free hand to imitate the stencil technique he uses on canvas
TRUE REFLECTIONS COLLECTION
Frida Kahlo was a self-portrait artist born in 1907 in Mexico City. She’s well known for both her art and her political activism. Her work and life inspired Szabotage for reasons including adapting to overcome barriers to her work, defining her own unique voice and using her artistic voice with courage and purpose.
This large canvas piece plays with the colours of each stencil, positioning to build depth and contours to her face and features. There is a 3D element to her hair, created by using expandable foam to bring a sculptural component to life.
Spray paint, stencil, ink, 3D foam on canvas
101cm x 152cm
Original sold / Prints available
"En Plien Air"
Szabotage loves to sit and sketch in public and capture the scene live amongst the hustle and bustle. His passion for painting buildings comes from his training as an architectural draughtsman, where he learnt to draw all plans by hand.
He is still very inspired but Hong Kongs dense urban
landscape, studying the interactions between architecture and its environment. Recently he has started capturing the other side of Hong Kong with its nature and ocean views.
URBAN OBSERVATIONS COLLECTION
The collection Urban Observations, comes from Szabotage's love of buildings, he first trained as an architect. The artworks were created and completed outdoors, painted en plein air amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. He explores the intricacies of the relationship between a city and its communities. Using his bold colours to create depth and to symbolise the fast paced energy that is alive in Hong Kongs vibrant thriving city.
Created this original artwork on canvas live, painting it en plein air amidst the hustle and bustle of Staunton St, Soho in Hong Kong. He created this piece to thank our gallery Art Supermarket for all their support over the years.
Art Supermarket, 2021
Spray paint and markers on canvas
76cm x 102cm
THE CAN CAN COLLECTION
Was born when Szabotage discovered there was no way to dispose of his left over spray cans so he set out to creatively solve the problem and so the Can Can collection was created ♻️
Szabotage continues the creative life of the aerosol. Through disassembling the spray can, he turned the medium into the object... the CAN-vas, get it?
CAN CAN COLLECTION
OPEN YOUR DREAMS
This piece is about unlocking your dreams. As we get older, realities of life adjust our dreams, downsizing them and locking them away. Szabotage hopes to inspire people push past their doubts to open your dreams.
Szabotage takes apart each can and hammers them flat to create a unique surface on which he uses as a backdrop for his work, and when creating each artwork looks to humorously exploit the multiple meanings of the word Can.
Open Your Dreams, 2021
Spray paint on recycled spray paint cans
76cm x 102cm
SELECTED GALLERY WORKS
SELECTED GALLERY WORKS
Koi Neon Light
Szabotage presents a small selection of significant works, ranging from historical works to new paintings.
Included here is his infamous Koi as a Neon light, displayed at Art Supermarket. Available to purchase in pink, blue and green.
Mid Levels and The Big Apple
This private commission was from a lady who wanted to capture the view from her apartment across Hong Kong. The brief also involved adding an element of New York to remember her time living there, hence the Big Apple. The last request was that the piece included a portrait in the style of the True Reflections collection.