The Striking Art of Kev Munday
22 February, 2018
22 February, 2018
Kev Munday is a brilliant addition to the roster of Forest Gallery artists and our first new artist of 2018. Kev’s positively vibrant artwork is inspired by people watching and the every day. Exaggerating and celebrating the ordinary, Kev aims for his art to appeal to all ages and make the viewer think and smile at the same time. His work takes inspiration from art-forms as diverse as kawaii graphics and huichol yarn paintings.
Kev’s studio space is a treasure trove of paintings, both on canvas and other objects such as grandfather clocks. We really enjoyed our studio visit which gave us the chance to chat with Kev more about his artwork and plans for the future. Here’s a picture from our visit featuring a large painting titled ‘Stand Together’ which we chose for a new collection to feature in the gallery.
Kev has created artwork for brands including Walt Disney, Graham & Brown Wallpaper, Fracture Skateboards and Uni-Ball and his art is collected and exhibited worldwide. He was even named by The Telegraph as one of five ‘British Artists To Invest In Right Now’. Further press features include BBC News, The Metro, The Evening Standard, Elle Decor, Design Milk and London Live. View Kev at work in this time-lapse:
Most artists are satisfied with painting on canvas or board but Kev Munday doesn’t stop there. His paintings have brought new life to old grandfather clocks, violins, an upright piano and even the bonnet of a police car! Kev also undertakes large commission projects painting office murals and wherever or whoever will allow his characters to brighten up a space. We love Kev’s style and if anyone has a spare submarine, wind turbine or row of beach huts they want adorned then get in touch as these are among the things that Kev has always wanted to break away from the canvas and paint on!
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