I am a 29-year-old artist living and working in Basingstoke, Hampshire. My artwork is the offspring of people watching and imagination. I exaggerate and celebrate the ordinary, aiming to make the viewer think and smile at the same time. I have been painting since I was a teenager and exhibiting my artwork for 10 years, showing in venues including The Southbank Centre, Selfridges and Summers Place Sculpture Gardens. My work is in private collections all over the world and I am fortunate enough to be able to produce artwork full time.
I have created art for brands including Walt Disney (a custom Mickey Mouse figurine), Monster Energy (a large scale mural), Graham & Brown (a wallpaper) and Fracture Skateboards (a range of skate decks). My work has appeared on Channel 4, BBC2, The Independent, The Evening Standard, Design Milk, Juxtapoz, Elle Decor & Computer Arts.
I first got into art through painting graffiti with friends as a teenager, however I always thought of graffiti as a medium rather than an artform. Graffiti taught me to paint very fast and at a large scale, and also to see any object as a canvas. I still regularly paint murals with spray paint and am inspired by the energy and colours of graffiti. My other artistic influences range from aboriginal art to kawaii graphics. I am also interested in huichol, tribal and visionary artwork.
I work with a wide range of materials and processes including spray paint, acrylics, marker pens, laser etchings, lino printing and digital art. I typically have around 40 - 50 paintings for sale at any one time and you can purchase these online through my web shop.
For all enquiries, please email me directly at kev@kevmunday.co.uk
Video interview by Nicola Leddy