The work of Perth-based artist Creepy can be seen on the architectural facades of cityscapes from Perth and Melbourne to Berlin and New York. I have been known to run down alleys with childish glee in search of a glimpse of his distinctive street murals and have had the pleasure of seeing his art in various nooks and crannies, as well as gallery spaces, in Perth. In fact, I have witnessed Creepy in the midst of painting on two separate occasions, but was too shy to approach him.
Yet again making a smooth transition from the street to the gallery, Creepy is currently preparing a series of acrylic paintings on canvas and wooden surfaces for an upcoming exhibition. His unique paintwork, which incorporates an earthy palette and dreamy figures with spindly arms and legs and heavy hearts, is thematically interested in “life, death and survival”, while exploring “the melancholy folk ‘new world’.”
He possesses a style that appears to be at home in the urban surroundings where it appears, while also being strangely detached. There is certainly a sense of magic and otherworldliness that infuses Creepy’s art that I really love…maybe, if I ever see him on the street again, I’ll be brave enough to tell him so.
The pictured artworks are entitled The fear of getting caught and Everyone knows dreams evaporate. For a further sneak peek at Creepy’s latest work, check out his blog.