Kris Andrew Small
A spotlight on Kris with 8 questions and our favourite pieces.
With reference to a uniquely Australian coastal upbringing, Kris Andrew Small connects the dots of his unlikely trajectory into a psychedelic constellation of work: lucid textural pieces, photo-based collages and kinetic type-based compositions that vibrate off the page with their own brand of hyperactivity.
In Small’s world, the saturated colours of a tropical adolescence float in defiance of the grid, kaleidoscopic patterns embody an overactive mindset, and explosive typography continues a long-standing tradition of radical protest art from the fringes of club world. It all serves to connect an energetic aesthetic with coded — perhaps hallucinatory — notes on modern identity.
Following a decade working as a designer and art-director for high-flying clients around the world, Small has since refocused his practice as a full time artist. He continues to work from his studio in Darlinghurst, Sydney and exhibits in solo shows around the world.