Kid Acne is a UK-based artist, illustrator, print-maker and emcee.
His formative years were spent writing graffiti, self-publishing fanzines and making experimental hip-hop – invariably designing and printing the record sleeves by hand.
The combination of these interests informed the development of his own unique aesthetic, first documented in the seminal Scrawl tome (Booth-Clibborn Editions, 1999).
A stalwart of the international Street Art movement, Kid Acne has painted large-scale murals across continents and exhibited extensively over the past two decades.
In 2011, Museums Sheffield hosted the first comprehensive retrospective of his work, attracting over 50,000 visitors.
Rendered in a distinct illustrative style, his art explores a variety of themes from colloquialisms and typography to mythology and architecture. Most notable however, are his depictions of a self-realised tribe of enigmatic female warriors known as Stabby Women.
Kid Acne’s work can be seen throughout the globe; from wheat-pastes in Melbourne, to gallery shows in Los Angeles, murals in South Yorkshire and animations online.
And he still has acne.
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