From the 26th September – 1st October. I’ll be exhibiting a bunch of new paintings in the gallery downstairs, whilst Milan fashion house Parosh will be showing their new collection in the gallery upstairs during Paris fashion week. 420 Rue Saint Honoure.
Was asked by a friend very last minute to jump on a plane and go paint live at a new bar, Canvas on Old Street in London. How could I resist such an offer? Especially as there was a party involved too! Happy days!! This way please. Monster party, monster fun!
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 mysteries. 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 some just some bloke from England who likes to paint ridiculous amounts of stupid, bright coloured monsters.
What we do know though is that since bursting onto the art scene in 2007 these happy, childish, neon, silly monsters and characters have been appearing and popping up in unlikely 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 comedý, but sometimes he's the only one laughing if we're being honest. Anyway we'll leave you with a quote from the international man of mystery himself before you get bored and look at something else. "Smile, I'm just trying to paint a party, init!"