3meter tall inflatable sculpture for Juxtapoz Clubhouse during Miami Art Basel 2019.
Meet Ecstasy Babe, holding a Cosmic Lemon, poised on a pile of conquered bananas. She’s the latest addition to ‘Buddha Bites Into Forbidden Fruit’ artwork series.
FREE FLOWING DESIRE
I SPILL INTO FORMLESS ETHER
AS LONG AS I AM PURE EXPLOSION
THERE IS NO PAST OR THE FUTURE
AT THE SAME TIME
I AM SCATTERED THINLY ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
AND CONDENSED INTO A SINGLE MOMENT OF ECSTASY
For their Review of the Year collaboration with Google, It’s Nice That asked me to sum up my year in one word.
My word for 2018 is ENERGY: as in having more and more creative energy to materialise bigger and bigger things, and my work having more energy to resonate with more people. Also as in crashing energy from exhaustion from work, and as in balancing my energy between everything I do so it comes back as enjoyment.
I have collaborated with Adidas Running to create an artwork for their UltraBOOST sneaker social media campaign. The Three BOOST Graces were inspired by the Ash Pearl shoe - light, powerful and unbeatable.
A wall in Poble Nou, Barcelona, painted in October 2018.
If you can no longer fight your demons, join them!
Wall commissioned by Justkids for Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, USA. Each year the festival has a carefully curated art programme that turned Downtown LV into a heavyweight urban art destination.
I SLOWLY MELT INTO ETERNITY
IT’S ALL I EVER WANTED
PERPETUAL EXPANDING ECSTASY
Buddha Bites Into Forbidden Fruit is a series of work exploring sex, desire, infatuation and spiritual journey towards enlightenment. Does nirvana feels like a continuous orgasm?
The series consists of five limited edition posters and one original painting.
First exhibited at Moniker Art Fair in London, 2018.
Life Is Beautiful festival announcement for Justkids social media.
I have been commissioned by Multiplex Cinemas chain to paint a wall in central Kiev, Ukraine. It had to reflect their dynamic spirit, yet not be a direct advertisement.
Wall size is 16.5m x 9m.
Promotional posters for a new season of Tamsta, a live music club in Vilnius, Lithuania. The images had to reflect Tamsta’s slogan Freedom of Creativity, and serve as branding tools throughout out of home advertising, print and social media platforms.
A bandana I have designed for a special edition of PLAYHOUSE x PHARRELL party in Las Vegas.
The design had to reflect the cool kid spirit of this fashion savvy party and pay a homage to Pharrell Williams.
To celebrate the launch of Blast Skates x Playdude x Vans collectible toy, I was invited to rework their famous little dude mascot.
Who’s cooler than small skating lemon? A skating badass girl, of course.
Other artists who meddled with mascot’s appearance were Stevie Gee, Gemma Correll, Jack Sachs, Mark Malarko, Ellie Andrews, Thomas Fernández and Liisa Chisolm.
I WELCOME MY DEMONS
THEY LIFT ME UP INTO ETERNITY
A wall in Poble Nou, Barcelona, painted in June 2018.
I was commissioned by Compare The Market to illustrate ten superstitions surrounding travel from around the world for their worldwide online campaign.
If you’re in Russia, sit down on your suitcases before leaving the house, in Norway you better curse your loved one, in Portugal don’t ever walk backwards - the devil will know! In China you won’t find the 4th floor in your hotel, in Romania leaving through a different door than you came in will cost you dearly, and don’t even bother going to the airport on the 17th in Italy!
I was commissioned by Smirnoff to create a poster for Dublin Pride 2018 as part of their “We’re Open” inclusivity initiative.
Bringing together leading trans and gender non-conforming artists and performers, the campaign aims to spark conversation, create positive change in nightlife culture and lead a movement to make it a more open-minded and socially inclusive space.
Pleasure Seekers is a series of personal work exploring the experience of human existence as a singular event in time and as a continuity in cosmos.
It was created for and exhibited at Moniker Art Fair in New York, May 2018.
The series includes four limited edition giclee prints and two original paintings, and was displayed in an specially designed booth.
I have worked with Chris Anderson on a non-profit project to create a promotional video for Traveling Stories charity, which helps fight poverty through education.
Traveling Stories empowers kids to outsmart poverty with the literacy & money management skills they need to be productive members of society.
The charity does it through their StoryTent programs, where kids read out loud with volunteers and earn “book bucks” for each book read. They’re invited to negotiate for more bucks & can even earn by reading outside the program. With their bucks, kids can buy prizes.
Find out more and donate: www.travelingstories.org
Animation by Chris Anderson, Loris F. Alessandria, Juan Pontaroli
Sound design by John Poon
I AM NEVER ALONE, EVEN WHEN I CANNOT SEE
I FIND MY FUTURE IN MY PAST SELVES
Illustrations for three t-shirt designs to be worn by staff throughout Big Mamma pizzerias in Paris.
The images had to be nice but naughty, with an Italian story to tell. Facciamo casino!
I have collaborated with Spanish furniture company SANCAL to create COSAS - a capsule collection of home and lifestyle accessories as a part of their new JUNGLA home range.
The collection was presented in Milano Salone del Mobile design exhibition in April 2018, and is now sold worldwide through SANCAL retailers.
JUNGLA philosophy is all about letting your house to be invaded by the jungle, about blurring the limits between real and surreal, orderly and chaotic, natural and man-made. The goal was to make wild, tongue-in-cheek items to disrupt the ordinary. COSAS collection includes blankets, pillows, cushions, vases, wall stickers and temporary tattoos.
I was invited to do a mural for Tictail Market store in Lower East Side, New York City.
Baby, You’re Everything! wall is an inspiration, affirmation and an invitation for a celebration of our human existence.
I have been commissioned by Moniker Art Fair to design a fully functioning bar. It had to reflect the “Circus” theme of the fair and be flat-packable for transportation.
The title and concept of the bar is Carousel of More Nirvana, an oxymoron: we keep chasing that kick, that dream, that illusion of success, which is just one step away, just around the corner if you just keep going, work harder, spend more, look better. And yet it’s never enough, so we just go for another spin time after time.
I’ll take three nirvanas to go, please!
I have been invited to design five site specific installations for Drop Everything, an arts and culture festival that takes place on a small island of Inisheer in Ireland.
I inhabited the island with characters stemming from the mythology of the place, that were born and bred by the stories of the locals and the natural setting of Inis Oirr.
The installation were accompanied by a release of four limited edition prints, available exclusively here.
Photographs by Donal Talbot
Graphics for brand identity. I was commissioned by Studio South to do a multi-purpose illustration that would be used for a visual identity of a new Thai restaurant based in Auckland, New Zealand - Gogo Daddy Thai Canteen.
Gogo Daddy is Mark Wallbank and Che Barrington's new eatery serving street-style food, inspired by culinary adventures of Thailand: from roadside carts in Chiang Mai to the floating markets of Bangkok.
The artwork and its elements are used throughout restaurant's assets: menus, table markers, staff t-shirts, house-made drink labels, website, online presence, as well as a large-scale mural inside the restaurant.
Poster design commissioned for a quarterly comics anthology Shortbox.
Illustration for International Women's day 2018. I wanted to celebrate a woman's journey to become the woman that she is today. After all, it took all of her life up until now.
Double editorial illustration for wine and good life lover's magazine Noble Rot.
The article covers all perfect imaginary restaurants George Reynolds has opened while having less-than perfect dinners.
'Hey Baby, I've been missing you'. Outside mural painted for Global Street Art, in Shoreditch, London.
Top part painted by Jose Mendez.
Personal work for exhibition with Good Mother Gallery at Art Basel Miami 2017.
"Life Advice" is a series of ten limited edition posters for life improvement, investigating issues ranging from bodily pleasures to the ultimate connection to cosmos. It's a self-made guide for better living, collected and patched together from my experiences over the past 6 months. I have been inspired by California's psychic services, New Age philosophy, and instructional health posters, and and on top of that did some pretty serious self discovering. As a result, these posters validate all forms of human existence and poke fun at the vulnerabilities, while at the same time giving some (questionable) advice on how to overcome them. "Life Advice" is advice you didn't know you needed, and is meant to improve your life even if you don't want it.
Label artwork for Tales Of, a line of craft bottled cocktails released by Arcus Group in Norwegian market. Art direction by Olsson Barbieri.
The labels tell the legend of the birth of each cocktail, tale of Aquavit for Oslo Mule, and tale of brandy for Sidecar.
I have collaborated with Nike to create unique album art that fans can collect while playing their Nike x QQ Music Role Playing Run game.
The campaign is set to enhance Nike Instant Go #ChooseGo campaign in China, featuring a local influencer in every Role Playing story with illustrations to match.
I have worked on a story of "Excuses, excuses. Choose GO" with Ge Manqi - a young olympian sprinter, who overpowers every temptation and excuse imaginable to achieve her goal.
Artwork for 2018 calendar of designer furniture company SANCAL.
Each month features an item from SANCAL's latest collection. Everybody knows how to use furniture in the right way, but how do you use it wrong?
'Psychic', limited edition poster.
Art commission for Phantasm, a group show curated by Lord Whitney for Colours May Vary (Leeds, UK) 5th birthday. The exhibition explored themes of magic, mystery and occult.
Girls Club Only, limited edition poster.
Art commission for Girls Are Back In Town, an all-women exhibition curated by KAPITAAL, a print studio in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Brand art commission for independent coffee makers and lovers Repetition Coffee.
The brief was to creative a universal artwork that could be used throughout the range of Repetition Coffee's merchandise and would reflect brand's identity. Their motto for coffee and for life is Avec Amour.
A monthly commission for horoscope section of Swiss fashion magazine Style.
Each illustration is based on a humorous prognosis for the upcoming month.
Sagittarius: Sun, Mercury, Venus, Saturn and even the New Moon are all cheering for Sagittarius to propose to the love of his life at the end of this month. Said Love will say yes, of course. And thats what we call a perfect start into the new year!
Scorpio: Yes, you can have it all! Your life this month is as awesome as a never ending feast of spaghetti carbonara, packed with awesomeness regarding every aspect of your life - love, job, health, whatever!
Digital illustration for dating site OkCupid.
I had to illustrate one kinky fact from their collection. Did you know 93% of people agree that regular sex is necessary for a healthy relationship, and 62% of women and 75% of men like rough sex?
Digital artwork commission for eyewear company Etnia Barcelona.
I have worked with Etnia Barcelona on their campaign celebrating ANARTISTS. The brief asked to illustrate one of the 11 Anartist Commandments, I chose "The Anartist redefines the format". The image had to reflect the concept meanwhile putting Etnia Barcelona sunglasses forward as protagonists.
LInk to ANARTIST manifesto here.
Animation by Abel Reverter.
A digital poster for Fine., a stand-up comedy event run by Cole Nowicki in Vancouver, Canada.
'Conversation'. Back of the menu design for art deco style restaurant 45 Jermyn St (London), inspired by Beau Brummell, the iconic British dandy.
Cover and editorial illustration for winos magazine Noble Rot.
I have been asked to illustrate the gut-wrenching musical experience in restaurants, and how (non-)intentionally it may affect your meal.
Editorial illustrations for philosophical magazine Hohe Luft.
Three separate articles tackled issues of humanistic AI, analysis of dreams, and how alien language concepts may impact humans.
Digital commission by art and fashion magazine Dazed.
I have been asked to create an alternative flag for my country. I designed an image for utopian Lithuania, with values of integrity, unity and perseverance.
Link to the article here.
Inspired by the 'gangs' I've been seeing around growing up in the 90's Vilnius. The guys you always wanted to hang out with but weren't as cool obviously.
Editorial commission for Fricote, a go-to magazine for all urban epicureans.
What does your holiday food pyramid look like?
'Sukeban' means 'boss girl' or 'delinquent girl' in Japanese.
Series of doggos I met and befriended on the streets of Tokyo. They may or may not be actual dogs.
Accurate portraits of Powerwomen of Banana world.
Cassette artwork commission by Sono TWS.
The album is titled We Can Get Along and references artist's parallel life as a graffiti writer.
Artwork feature commission for Australian surfing and lifestyle magazine Paper Sea.
Tokyo Sleepless is a visual story about one night's walk around lucrative, secretive, neon-lit Kabukicho area.
Editorial commission for Noble Rot.
Article 24 Hours in Lyon is an account of Lyonnaise munching, Beaujolais swigging winos making their way to the promised land.
Power to all girls, to nasty women, to badass babes and boss females!
Collaboration with Tokyo clothing label Paragy.
Party People is a capsule collection of three t-shirt designs, a pair of shorts and a furoshiki scarf. Sold exclusively in Japan.
Cover artwork commission for wine lover's magazine Noble Rot.
Issue 11 focused on volcanic island wines, from Mt. Etna to Tenerife and everything in between, farmers, priests and goats included.
Alongside the magazine, Noble Rot also released stickers and a limited run of giclee prints.
You can find the limited edition giclee prints on Noble Rot website.
Editorial commission for wino's magazine Noble Rot.
Article titled My Dinner Party Hell narrates the adventures in the life of... well, a hater of dinner parties.
Inspired by the daily life on Tokyo streets.