01275 341 141

All work : Opake One [Biography]

Collecting Ammo

Mixed Media on Board

Face Mask

Mixed Media on Board

Goofing About

Mixed Media on Board

Happy F***ing Birthday

Mixed Media on Board

Look At Me!!!

Mixed Media on Board

Mad Mickey

Mixed Media on Board

Mad Sponge

Mixed Media on Board

Monkey See Monkey Do

Mixed Media on Board

Mouse Hunter

Mixed Media on Board

New Wheels

Mixed Media on Board

Peg Legged and Lurking

Mixed Media on Board

Show Those Teeth

Mixed Media on Board

These Are Heavy

Mixed Media on Board

Trapped

Mixed Media on Board

Wolf Whistle ~

Mixed Media on Board

X-Ray Vision

Mixed Media on Board

Officer Dibble

Mixed Media on Board

Reserved

Catch Me If You Can

Mixed Media on Board

Reserved

Daffy Crazy ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

'Pesky Wabbit' ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Bad Mickey ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Bombs Away

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Bulls Eye ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Catch That Bone

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Dark Side Crew ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Just For Laughs ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Mickey Spray The King ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Micky Storm ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Photo Bomb

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Quackers About You ~

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

True Love ~

Mixed Media on Board

Opake One

Opake One

Opake One is a London based graffiti artist and has been practicing graffiti art since the age of 13. Over time, he has developed a distinct painting technique and combines both illustrative images of wildlife with elements of graffiti to create a new and exciting body of work.

Opake first started out writing graffiti because as a child he loved the idea that people could paint large-scale pieces, outdoors, for free. As he started to get more involved in the graffiti subculture, he was really drawn towards painting big, full-colour pieces with other writers (painters).

Opakes illustrative style stems from his interest in traditional tattoo culture. Big, bold, black lines and block colour. This developed from doing a tattoo apprenticeship and seeing that style of tattooing daily. His interest in tattoos and love of bold colours, combined with graffiti-tag styles, are all evident in his collection.

If you take a look at work by Opake theres a lot of detail to every piece. Old school, simple tattoo designs that many people will be familiar with, feature regularly. C/S, also known as, con safos, a Chicano term meaning with safety used to mark graffiti, is also present in a lot of his imagery. In graffiti subculture, when a piece is marked with con safos, it indicates that the graffiti piece is complete, unarguable and off limits to other writers. This term is also used in tattoo culture a lot as well. The crown symbol seen in Opake’s work also stems from graffiti. Opake explains that If you are up in the graffiti culture and are prolific, then you are considered a king.

Opake also has a deep interest in music. This combined with his love of graffiti has inspired the backgrounds of the work seen in this launch collection. Using spray paint and Posca marker pens, Opake has used his signature tag styles to hand-write the lyrics of music, pertinent to each piece. Opake tells us, for me, tagging in the rawest, purest form of graffiti and there is a lot of skill involved in being able to write a good tag. And in my work, I want to highlight that element.

All Opakes works are original, mixed media artworks on board, that have been hand-drawn and finished in resin.

Call us on 01275 341 141 to discuss your art or framing needs

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT FIZZ

Fizz Gallery is a contemporary gallery and picture framers situated just 20 minutes south of Bristol, in the popular independent's shopping area of Hill Road, Clevedon. Over the last 10 years we have been representing established and emerging artists, designers & makers. We currently represent some of the most collectable contemporary artists in the UK. A warm and relaxed welcome awaits you at the gallery, from our experienced and professional team.

More details

OTHER THINGS WE ALSO DO

  • Gift vouchers
  • Wedding / birthday lists
  • View at home
  • Pay monthly
  • Art finding service
  • Artist's submissions

More details

CHARITY

BUST

We hold regular fundraising events for our chosen charity Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust (Bristol).

GET IN TOUCH

T: 01275 341 141
E: info@fizzgallery.co.uk

Fizz Gallery and Framing
26 Hill Road
Clevedon
North Somerset
BS21 7PH