I was very happy to be asked to produce some designs for long time friends and collaborators Parosh; a Milan based fashion house. Which they in turn sprinkled their magic on to create the dazzling wearable beauties you see below. All designs are now available to buy from their online store at Parosh.com
I organised and curated my first group show with my friend and fellow artist Sanne Terweij, at De Honigfabriek (Honey factory) building in Zaandam. Situated just outside Amsterdam. It took us and a bunch of volunteers many hours to renovate and prepare the old pudding room in the factory for the show. Other artists in […]
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
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.