With Yardworks Festival 2023 rapidly approaching, we take a look at 5 artists from across Europe that are heading to the festival this year.
The Dublin-based urban artist first picked up a spray can in 2007, and began to fuse his knowledge of graphic design and graffiti after graduating from NCAD with a degree in Visual Communications. His work has become easily identifiable due to his use of CMYK and RGB colour theories, which give the effect that his work is 3D, and he often sprays portraits of friends, family members, and cultural icons relating to the spots that he is tagging. He has been invited to design and create original artwork for projects around the world, in countries such as Denmark, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, Scotland, Austria, Switzerland, England and USA, and he has even designed the Yardworks Festival logo this year, so keep an eye out for that.
A selection of Aches' work can be seen here
KMG has established herself as one of Scotland's best urban artists around at the moment. With a vibrant, colourful style that blends childlike characters and colours with powerful overarching social themes, her work can never be missed. She has produced artworks for some of the biggest brands in the world such as Vans and has an ever growing following on social media, who are desperate to keep up to date with her latest work.
A selection of KMG's work can be seen here
A visual artist from London, who works across a range of mediums including printmaking, painting and large-scale mural work – Molly Hankinson's work is truly one of a kind. She was awarded the graduate studio here at SWG3 upon her graduation from Glasgow School of Art in 2018, and now works out of one of our studio spaces full-time. Her work is bright, colourful, and often contains motifs of people and communities, viewed through an intersectional feminist lens.
A selection of Molly's work can be seen here
Stockholm born, Turin based artist Etnik will be joining us for Yardworks Festival this year as our Twin City artist. He has been active on the graffiti scene since the early 90s, where he was involved with the writing scene – often tagging large scripts on buildings across Europe. However, since 2001, he has adopted a different style and now focuses on large-scale abstract mural pieces that are formed of various bold coloured, geographical shapes. Etniks’ work has been in various publications including Graffiti World by Thames & Hudson, and has been involved in numerous global gallery exhibitions, murals and installations in locations such as San Francisco, Chicago, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam and Spain.
A selection of Etnik's work can be seen here
A legend of the scene, Bristol based Voyder has been making his mark on walls across Britain since 2001. Originally focused on graffiti art, his style has majorly evolved over the years – from colourful script tags, to large scale photorealism pieces, which makes it impossible to categorise his work as any one specific style.
A selection of Voyder's work can be seen here