Kid Acne - Midnight to High Noon
• Price: DKR 700 DKR / € 94
• 1 colour hand-pulled screenprint
• 32 x 32cm
• 350 gsm Somerset stock
• Edition of 20
• Signed, numbered and embossed by the artist
Born – Lilongwe, Malawi 1978. Lives and works - Sheffield, UK
Kid Acne is a modern day renaissance man – artist, illustrator, print-maker and sometimes, MC. His formative years were spent painting graffiti, making fanzines and releasing DIY punk/hip-hop records. During this period he began to craft and develop his own inimitable style.
In the late 90’s his work was first published in the now seminal Scrawl tome, which documented the conversion of counter culture illustration, skateboard graphics and left-field graffiti – preempting what are now widely recognised as ‘Street Art’ aesthetics.
At the turn of the millennium, his work began to appear as the backdrop for major UK club nights and in style magazines throughout Europe, as well as customising everything from record sleeves to skateboards and knitwear.
In recent years his illustrations have adorned products for leading brands such as Kenzo, Prada and Elle, whilst his art can be seen throughout the globe, in wheat-pastes, murals and gallery shows from Beijing to Azerbaijan – most notably his first comprehensive retrospective held at Museums Sheffield in 2011, which attracted over 50,000 people.
He is currently working on a series of short animations for Channel 4, for which he also provides the voice of the lead character, Zebra Face and is accompanied by a cast of British talent including Roots Manuva and Jarvis Cocker.…and he still has acne.