October 1st – 31st, 2015. Reedprojects gallery, Salvagergata 10, 4006, Stavanger, Norway. My first solo show in Norway Super fun, fun, fun Treated like a rock star Partied at the opening like the world was ending Smiled a lot Was proper knackered when I got home Took me a week to recover
5th September – 11th October, 2015 Tou scene, Stavanger, Norway. The first time I’ve been invited to participate in an art festival Also my first time in the beautiful land that is Norway Dramas at the airports Volunteers to help….a lot!! Inhaled so much spray paint fumes that my brain almost turned to liquid […]
Apparently born under a super full moon sometime in the last century in a country too difficult to pronounce, let alone spell. Not much is known of his early years, other than they are shrouded in the deepest of secrets. Some say he was raised in a traveling circus, others that he is an aristocrat of Slovenian heritage, that was never seen in public without sporting a top hat and silver tipped walking cane. Rumour has it that he is now 98 years old and used to associate with the greatest minds of his age. Then again others think he's just some bloke from England who likes to paint ridiculous amounts of bright coloured art.
What we do know though is that since bursting onto the art scene in 2007 this happy, childish, neon, silly work has been appearing and popping up on streets and gallery walls in numerous places around the world. With the sole purpose of trying to brighten up the viewers day and cheer them up a bit. Bortusk calls his style art comedy, but sometimes he's the only one laughing if we're being honest.