TRIK9, has been writing graffiti since 2005
Most of his work can be seen in and around Sheffield, UK where he lives. Both personal and private commissions for the likes of Socialites E-Cigarettes Office, Several nightclubs in the city (Tank, Corporation and the infamous Tramlines festival) have made him one of the most well known artists in the area. His personal work takes him all over the country, performing at events raising awareness of both his skills and the art form that is Graffiti.
He describes his style as forever developing and changing. Inspiration comes from multiple sources but he’s mainly influenced by his experiences in hip-hop culture, cartoons, anime, comics, video games and his crew.
His letter forms are his own interpretation on classic West and East Coast letter forms with his own techniques of using basic shading and drop shadows to make his 3D and outlines quite literally pop from the wall. His colour combinations are always simple and bright with contrasting colours. It’s the complexity of his blending techniques that make his work stand out from the crowd.
His backgrounds never fail to impress as well. They range from messy and experimental with splats, fades and drips right through the artistic spectrum through to crisp lines and simple shapes and even (time willing), full elaborate scenery, cityscapes and space themes. When asked to describe them, Trik9 answered “Whatever comes to mind! Most of the time it will be a big mix of everything just mentioned, plus more, depends on what I’m feeling on the day”
His character styles are gaining more and more notoriety throughout the UK. Inspired from bboy and bgirl culture, Disney/Pixar and pinup art, when using a spray-can he loves nothing better to mix cartoon style characters with ”realistic” shading and colouring. When working with his digital art in Photoshop, he likes to keep his characters flat with hard block colour shading and effects. The resulting images are simply spectacular and a pleasure see.
On a personal note from Trik9 about this site:
“I’m massively proud that I can now offer my work to people through this website and I sincerely hope you enjoy using it. I’ve worked hard with the developers in making it as easy to use as possible”