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London-based artist Word To Mother was born and raised in an English seaside town. After attending art school for illustration, and with a background in graffiti, Word To Mother entered into the art world.

Word To Mother creates work that combines many influences into uniquely layered paintings, often atop pieces of salvaged wood. Incorporating hand drawn personal sentiments, emotions and feelings that he executes in the form of loose script, inspired from his experience as a tattoo artist and tight sign written letters, drawn from years of painting graffiti.

Suggestions of nostalgic sign writing and unmistakable WTM figures feature within a salvaged environment where they appear to have existed for years. A beautiful juxtaposition, of fragile and emotive elements shown through subtle textures and washes of colour, but with a strength and confidence fused with his signature patterns, architecture & figures. His work is melancholic yet fun and playful. With an earthy ‘London’ palette of grey tones accentuating splashes of brighter ‘seaside’ colours of fluro red, pink, yellows and turquoise which give the paintings an optimistic feel.

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Previous Solo Shows:

 

‘Forgot How To Fly’ Vertical Gallery, Chicago,May 2017
‘Every Saint Has A Past, Every Sinner Has A Future’ Dubai,The Mine Gallery, Dec 2016
‘Too Blessed To Be Stressed’ StolenSpace, October 2014
‘California Coming Home’ White Walls, San Francisco, 2013
‘Fuck You Pay Me’ White Walls, San Francisco, February 2013
‘Can’t Afford To Be Broke’ White Walls, San Francisco, May 2012
‘Essence Of Adolescence’ StolenSpace Gallery, London, October 2011
‘Blind By Stardom’ StolenSpace Gallery, London, October 2010
‘Young Mind, Old Soul’ Fifty24SF, San Francisco, July 2009
‘Lost For Words’ StolenSpace Gallery, London, March 2009
‘Til The Hot Runs Cold’ StolenSpace Gallery, London, May 2008
‘Dead Trees, Yellow Leaves, Cups Of Tea’ StolenSpace Gallery, London, March 2007

 

Group Shows:

Aqua Art Miami, Vertical Gallery , Aqua Hotel, Miami, November 2016
‘Between The Lines’ Dubai, The Mine Gallery, May 2016
‘Better Habits’ A collaborative show with David Bray & Lauren Napolitano, Athen B Gallery, Oakland CA, May 2016
‘Winter Group Show’, Vertical Gallery, Chicago, February 2016
‘LAX/LHR’ Co-Curated show with Thinkspace and StolenSpace, London, September 2015
‘The Great Eastern’ With EINE & Sickboy, Vertical Gallery, Chicago, August 2015
‘Freedom’ Curated By StolenSpace In Association with Urban Nation, Berlin, June 2015
‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, June 2015
‘Urban Art Show At Le Richmond’ Galerie LeFeuvre, Paris, June 2015
’20 Years Under The Influence Of Juxtapose’ Thinkspace, LA, February 2015
‘La Familia’ 10th Anniversary Show, Thinkspace, LA, January 2015
Scope, Miami, December 2014
‘& Friends, The UK Collective’ Galerie Le Feuvre, Paris, October 2014
Pow Wow, Hawaii, February 2014
Art Basel, Thinkspace, Miami, December 2013
‘Buddy System’ Breezeblock gallery, Portland, September 2013
‘7’ StolenSpace Gallery, London, July 2013
‘Deck The Walls’ StolenSpace Gallery, London, December 2012
Scope Art Fair, Miami,  Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art, Miami, 2012
‘Love & Hate’ StolenSpace Gallery, London, February, 2012
‘UK Street Art Print Nite’  Corey Helford Gallery, LA, February, 2011
Summer Group Show, StolenSpace Gallery, London, July, 2011
‘Spectrum’ Mallick Williams & Co, New York, April 2011
‘Never Judge’ In Association With Penguin Books, London, December 2010
‘Wild fantasies’ A Decade Of The Don’t Panic Poster, London, September 2010
‘Fame Festival’ Grottaglie, Italy, September 2010
Summer Group Show, StolenSpace Gallery, London, July, 2010
Winter Group Show, StolenSpace Gallery, London,December, 2009
‘Fame Festival’ Grottaglie, Italy, September 2009
Summer Group Show, StolenSpace Gallery, London, July, 2009
Winter Group Show, StolenSpace Gallery, London, December, 2008
‘Clowns’ Corey Helford Gallery, LA, November 2008
‘Attention Spam’ Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, November, 2008
‘Under A Red Sky’ StolenSpace Gallery, London, July, 2008
‘Draw’, Curated By Fuse Gallery, New York, March, 2008
Winter Group Show, StolenSpace Gallery, London,December, 2007

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