Opake One

Technique : Mixed media

Opake One, artiste peintreOpake One is a London based graffiti artist and has been practicing graffiti art since the age of 13. Over time, he has developed a distinct painting technique and combines both pop culture with elements of graffiti to create a new and exciting body of work. Opake One first started out writing graffiti because as a child he loved the idea that people could paint large-scale pieces, outdoors, for free.

Opake One's illustrative style stems from his interest in traditional tattoo culture. Big, bold, black lines and block colour. This developed from doing a tattoo apprenticeship and seeing that style of tattooing daily. His interest in tattoos and love of bold colours, combined with graffiti-tag styles, are all evident in his collection.

Using spray paint and Posca marker pens, Opake One uses his signature tag styles to hand-write the lyrics of music, pertinent to each piece. All his works are original, mixed media artworks on board, that have been hand-drawn and finished with resin.