Profile

Paris has a style of painting that blends epic fantasy with the
seamless fades and transient beauty of aerosol art.
He has risen through the ranks, from working class roots on the
north-east coast of England to become one of the UK's graffiti style
pioneers.

Paris started painting in 1987, with fellow artists Ekoe and Xenz in
Hull. They formed TCF (Twentieth Century Frescoes) in 1994.
He was inspired from an early age by the work of Eduardo Paolozzi who
had connections with the Hull Traders, early revolutionaries in
textile print & interior design.

Paris went on to study fashion & textiles in Bristol from 1996-1998
where he pursued his own abstract ideas incorporating spraypaint with
silkscreen printing.
He graduated with First Class Honours.

It was in Bristol that TCF took their collective work to new levels of
aerosol supremacy.
The actions of TCF at this time were absolutely instrumental in the
"renaissance" of the Bristol scene, a time when many household names
were just starting out...

He has painted and exhibited all over the UK, the Channel islands,
Berlin, Paris, London and New York, with his work appearing in
numerous publications.

Paris has a client base that includes Coldplay, Glastonbury Festival,
the 2012 London Olympics, Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams plus many
more underground acts.

Over the years Paris has created hundreds of meters of painting for the
Glastonbury Festival. This includes a bespoke mural for their new on
site studio/offices completed in 2014 entitled ’The spirit of the
Festival’.

From 2011-2012 he worked globally on Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto world tour
for which he adorned the band’s instruments, stage sets & stadium
rigs. This involved working closely with all members of Coldplay to
paint the MX album cover and his work was featured in several of the
band’s music videos.

He now lives in Somerset with his young family finding fresh
inspiration in the surrounding woodlands and countryside.
His epic graffiti fill-ins now enrich and inform the textures and
shapes of his new more natural & sublime forms.

Current ventures include bespoke interior artwork and wallpaper design.