A pioneer of the modern poster and sticker culture, Cheba began
plastering the streets with his striking yet simplistic characters in
the early 2000's. Shortly after picking up a spray can, Cheba quickly
became addicted to painting the city's landscape and has been a
long-standing figure in his hometown of Bristol's thriving street art
Cheba has gone on to showcase his work at over 40 exhibitions across the World (4 Solo) alongside illustrious figures from the world of street art including the 'Crimes of Passion' show at the Royal west
Academy of Arts and most recently The House of Commons, London. His work has also featured in a plethora of publications including 'Graffiti World', 'The Art of Rebellion', 'Children of the Can' and 'Banksy's Bristol' to name a few, all of which received worldwide distribution.
His work often mixes clean freehand vector lines with messy
unpredicted backgrounds that bring texture and emotion to the work. In recent years his work has evolved, bringing his backgrounds to the forefront in a free flowing, tactile and futuristic spray can abstract expressionism style.
Cheba's recent work is heavily inspired by Space, specifically the
Hubble Telescope images but also an ongoing interest in the contrast of nature and urban environments, drawing on the life and decay from around the more forgotten areas of the city. He combines the graffiti staple of spray paint with more traditional medias such as oil, acrylic and ink, experimenting with their textural qualities to give the element of life into his work.
A dedicated humanitarian, Cheba has donated many works but most
notably he was selected for two charitable fundraising public art exhibitions, Gromits Unleashed and Wow Gorillas, alongside household names such as Sir Quentin Blake, Peter Brookes & Peter Blake. At auction Cheba's sculptures raised £28,000 and £10,000 respectively, among the highest selling at both auctions.