Funky Red Dog
Paint Splatterer, Advertising Hacker, Dog Decapitator, Pop Art Maker & Scalpel Wielding Stencil Cutter.
Funky Red Dog has established himself as the number one dog loving street artist. His iconic ‘dogheads’ have found their way onto streets and walls around the world – from California to Clapton, Brazil to Bethnal Green – and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down.
British bred, & trained in London, this mongrel has a good temperament and a strong bite. The Funky Red Dog is currently running wild on the streets of Brighton creating artwork that bites. Keep your eyes peeled for Funky Red Dog on a street corner near you
Funky Red Dog was trained at Epsom Art College in the early 1990's then
studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in London, where he specialised in Printmaking and Photomedia. Inspired by the likes of Keith Haring & Jean-Michel Basquait and their new approach to creating art, began to paint,
doodle & screenprint on to anything & everything he could lay his hands on. In the late 1990's he painted backdrops & murals in the nightclubs and bars of London and "decorated" the telephone boxes of Soho with hoax call-girl cards, stickers and screenprinted subverted adverts on the underground trains. He went on to Co-found the Phood gallery in 2000, in a condemned building on the Camberwell Road. Which offered an open door policy to local street artists. After a short spell attending various festivals around the country he settled in Brighton in 2002 where he continues to decorate the street furniture
with his surreal pop art. His work is sold in galleries across London & has been exhibited worldwide alongside street artists such as Shepard Fairy, Mr Brainwash, T.Wat & Pure Evil. He regularly donates work to urban freeart
projects around the world.
As well as painting live at festivals and creating his own T-Shirts, he also teaches stencil workshops, and has been working with Brighton tailor Gresham Blake to create a range of Funky Red Dog silk ties.
For more info and artwork visit www.FunkyRedDog.com
“ I trained as a printmaker, I love the process of printing and the way it allows you to create repeated designs and patterns. I like to work with stencils and spraypaint alot now. It's a very similar process to screenprinting but quicker and allows for more variation on each print. I love experimenting with creating layered backgrounds using a collection of
stencils, sprayed on top of each other, building intricate, random patterns that would be difficult when using screens and ink”
“ Stencil cutting in itself is a very delicate craft, whether for screenprinting or spraypainting. It's very similar to the process of cutting a woodblock carving or engraving a metal plate. But the results are obviously more
ephemeral, which is another quality I like.”