Contemporary artist, CHIMP, sees the world for what it is: a series of abstractions layered atop one another, each grappling for centre stage. Once an adrenaline-hungry boy with a skateboard, now an artist painting the urban from his roots in nature. Free-diving Aotearoa's south coast and hiking Mt Everest basecamp are just pages of CHIMP’s story as an artist, something best developed in spray paint.
Having mastered graphic design elements in his youth, he works primarily with spray paint for the destructive vs. reparatory qualities it poses. CHIMP carefully constructs paintings, murals and three-dimensional pieces that translate his vision of a world with no limits if you choose it to be so. For CHIMP, there’s no fun in a blank canvas, but sheer necessity to go beyond idle confines.