As a teenager Jody developed a strong black and white figurative style, using brooding and noirish characters as the subject of his portraits. His early work reveals a clear talent for creating photo-realistic pieces with a technical competence far more advanced than that of his contemporaries.
To describe his practice, Jody prefers the term aerosol artist - still, a difficult genre to define. The artwork he produces is not graffiti in the strict and traditional sense of the word, yet his work originates from and essentially, is influenced by, that form of expression.
After spending the past few years working in design and developing his own brand, Jody has reappeared on the Bristol street-art scene with a significant following. His work is an iconic addition to the sides of Bristol’s buildings - perhaps most notably his recent contributions to UPFEST, Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival.
His work has taken on a more thought provoking and meditative direction in recent years focussing on strong and powerful female portraits that explore emotional depth and feeling.
In 2018, Jody headlined Upfest in Bristol, Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival. For this Jody created several large-scale black, white and gold works site specific pieces wich can be seen in the heart of the city.
Amongst them was ‘Lustre’ which has quickly become one of his signature pieces, with the success of this Jody has created the silk-screen collection ‘Lustre’.
The new collection is very process driven, something Jody immersed himself in. The images are all silk-screen printed by hand and each image is created using 5 individual silk screens.
Every detail was carefully considered, using the best quality deckle edged paper and even using 24 carat gold dust in the final screen to give this work a subtle glow.
Each print from the edition is hand sprayed by Jody and each is float mounted and framed to the highest standard with the inclusion of a gold inlay.
The Lustre Collection is exclusive to the SOHO Collection @ the ART Salon.
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