XENZ

About

Xenz First entered the graffiti scene during the 1980’s painting in Hulls many derelict warehouses, this period forming the foundation for his creativity.
After graduating from Edinburgh college of art he spent a decade living in Bristol. In 2005 he set up studio in London where he currently works.
 

 

 

SOLO SHOWS

2015   THE MOON ON A STICK Fluorescent Smogg Barcelona Spain
2014    BUILDING THE DREAM Vertical gallery Chicago USA
2013The Art Of Xenz” book release November <
2012THE CHARM OF HUMMINGBIRDS,The Outsiders, Soho London
2011CLOUD CUCKOO LAND Blackall Studios, London
2011 PECKING DISORDER, The Outsiders, Newcastle upon Tyne.
2010 BIRDS BUTTERFLIES AND SPRAYCANS Wk exp, New Delhi, India
2010 WONDERLUST Bicker gallery, Sydney, Australia
2010 THESE FLOWERS GROW WILD La Hora Azul,Ibiza, Spain
2009 UNFORSCENERY Forster Gallery| London,
2007THE LAW OF ATTRACTION Forster Gallery, London,
2006BIG CITY OF DREAMS This way up gallery, Dragon Bar London |
2002 AVANT GRAF E Shed, Bristol, England
1999 – Chicane, Bristol,

About Xenz

Xenz (b. 1974) became a graffiti artist at the age of 14 having been inspired from films and books that documented the sub culture in New York. He developed the tag “sense” which evolved into what he uses today – Xenz (pronounced “zenz”).

Having practiced graffiti art for 20 years, he has developed a unique approach to the art form. His early works, which were paintings inside the derelict warehouses of Hull in Yorkshire England, encouraged a very experimental approach to graffiti, so much so that the word graffiti no longer sufficiently describes what he does.

Xenz paints landscapes from his imagination using the spray can to capture fragments of memory and ever-changing subject matter, often drawn from the natural world. He lived in Bristol where he painted many pieces alongside one of the UK’s longest standing and most respected graffiti crews TCF, and artists such as Banksy, Inkie and many others extending way beyond the boundaries of Graffiti art..

Xenz has been shown in exhibitions in the UK, Miami, New York, Basel, Ibiza, New Delhi and Sydney. He has had sell-out London solo shows, and his limited edition prints are in huge demand. His work is in private and corporate collections worldwide. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art. He lives and works in London.


SOLO SHOWS

2015   THE MOON ON A STICK Fluorescent Smogg Barcelona Spain
2014    BUILDING THE DREAM Vertical gallery Chicago USA
2013The Art Of Xenz” book release November <
2012THE CHARM OF HUMMINGBIRDS,The Outsiders, Soho London
2011CLOUD CUCKOO LAND Blackall Studios, London
2011 PECKING DISORDER, The Outsiders, Newcastle upon Tyne.
2010 BIRDS BUTTERFLIES AND SPRAYCANS Wk exp, New Delhi, India
2010 WONDERLUST Bicker gallery, Sydney, Australia
2010 THESE FLOWERS GROW WILD La Hora Azul,Ibiza, Spain
2009 UNFORSCENERY Forster Gallery| London,
2007THE LAW OF ATTRACTION Forster Gallery, London,
2006BIG CITY OF DREAMS This way up gallery, Dragon Bar London |
2002 AVANT GRAF E Shed, Bristol, England
1999 – Chicane, Bristol,