From his beginnings in the UK music scene to his decades of experience in graffiti, Brighton art veteran AROE has long had roots in everything related to hip-hop culture.
His work is an exercise in layering, snapshots of a city's ever-changing walls, tag upon tag twisted and played with until you get the end result, a cacophony of spray paint, inks and innovation – a whole creative scene on a canvas.
Utilising hand-finishing, augmented reality, spray paint and textural elements, AROE is one of the few artists that can confidently convey the rawness of graffiti on paper. Revered for his expert technique, he's painted countless murals and projects in cities all over the world and remains firmly at the forefront of the UK graffiti scene. He co-founded and is currently a member of world-famous graffiti collective 'Heavy Artillery'.