After studying fine art, printmaking and sculpture with a focus on anti-war and anti-art art, TRXTR spent his time producing biodegradable natural sculptures in hidden landscapes across the UK and USA. Chemical based photographs were the only evidence of this work.
After a two year photographic tour of the Far East and Europe TRXTR ended up in Bristol where he became involved with the Sculpture Shed and Bristol Film makers Cooperative. During this time he became involved in producing underground music videos. This work led to the creation of 'Dreamtime Beatnicks' where he initially produced music for use by independent film makers and then producing several albums of commercially available music.
Whilst designing the album covers TRXTR became increasingly interested in the freedom and creative flexibility of digital imaging. The interest in art and its many nuances eventually overtook the production of music for the channelling of TRXTR’s creative output.
Long obsessed with the darker motivators of western civilization, i.e. Sex, war, drugs and celebrity, TRXTR rips ‘loaded’ images from the public domain and layers and remixes them with his own extensive photographic image bank.
His recent artwork now displays a distinctive style that fuses layer upon layer of digital collage both found and personal These works are then hand-finished using more traditional methods on archival canvas.
TRXTR’s work lies somewhere impossibly between photography and painting with the controversial social concerns of an urban artist with pieces such as ‘Fatima's Finger’ and ‘24 Hour Love’ and the sensibility of a contemporary painter in ’Vishnu Vapours’ and ‘Video Voyeur’.
After his recent major repeated successes at the Bonhams and Dreweatts contemporary art auctions and the subsequent sell-out of all his original works, TRXTR has further honed his technique and continues to deliver brilliant and challenging collections of unique canvases and collages.
The latest collection of work is a beautiful and kaleidoscopic collection of poignant and unsettling images documenting a sickly sweet nightmare world of drug fuelled excess, vacuous consumer gluttony, and moral degeneration.
What does the future hold for TRXTR? Immediate confirmed plans are more auction pieces with both Bonhams and Dreweatts scheduled for this year. Plans for a solo London show will be announced in the coming weeks.