Mr Kobo is a local visual artist based in the beautiful Snowdonia region of North Wales, who is quickly gaining recognition for his unique and imaginative artwork.
The images he creates contain strong symbolic elements and are typically orientated around a central character. Some of his works express his personal experiences in life, whilst others are based upon inspiring myths and legends. Many are also heavily influenced by the people he has met throughout his journey through life.
Drawing influences from art forms such as the Graphic Arts and Graffiti to art movements such as Pop Surrealism & Art Nouveau, his work treads the borders between fine art and illustration.
Over time his work has shifted and changed to express new ideas and allow him to experiment with different media, whilst always keeping a recognisable signature style.
His distinct and contemporary illustrations are typically produced in graphite to capture delicate and subtle tones, whilst his bolder and brighter painted works are created using combinations of aerosol, acrylic and emulsion paint on a variety surfaces. He is also accomplished in the art of pyrography and continues to experiment with the medium and its application to his artistic work.
After exhibiting in various cities across the UK, Mr Kobo’s first solo show in his homelands of North Wales will be presented by Bocs, where a collection of his works will be on display at the gallery between 4th and 27th April, 2014.