Chu explores (literally) new perspectives and embracing computer-aided technologies, Chus work has continued to push back the boundaries of graffiti since he first began experimenting with aerosol paint & home computers in the late 1980s describing his creations as gently reminding us of the everyday conflict between digital and analogue devices. During his 30 years of experience he has successfully gained a reputation working with some of the most culturally influential artists of our time. Projects with Banksy and Jamie Hewlett, collaborating at the Swiss Embassy in London and for the groundbreaking opera Monkey Journey to the west.
Being a few of the highlights he is humbly proud to mention. An ardent defender in the use of aerosol paint since 1988, starting out in the midlands Walsall and now living in London pursuing a studio career Chu has contributed cutting edge creations on public works, various galleries and group shows around the UK. Graffiti artist Chu has been painting in the streets since the early 1980's. He is probably best known as the world's first 3D graffiti artist.
Most recently he has been to Afghanistan running a workshop on graffiti in Kabul with an Afghan art collective called Roshd, or'growth'. Wayne'Chu' Edwards was born in Blakenall Walsall in 1971.
He went to college in Walsall to study Graphic Design but dropped out before finishing the course. He then spent several years working with Walsall Borough Council running aerosol workshops. This lead to him setting up one of the Country's flagship'legal' graffiti locations, the Paddock and becoming'Part-time Temporary Aerosol Art co-ordinator'. Chu then worked for a computer games developer on games such as Aladdin for the Gameboy.Since 1996 he has worked freelance which has included working as a print/design and events consultant for Banksy and collaborating with Jamie Hewlett on a massive 434m mural on a Virgin Pendolino Train promoting the opera Monkey Journey to the West. Post By: shangri-la Date: June 23, 2015 Category: News Tags: art, Contemporary Art, Glastonbury Festival, Graffiti, Politics, Shangri-La. Chu is a cunning linguist, and he has created lots of work playing on words and their combination and structure to create poignant and witty comments, such as Sodtherich replacing Shoreditch on a tube sign.
Hes created LOTS of artwork for the festival dwellers of Shangri-La, appropriate to the Occupation of Hell and its rally. Chu is many things an artist overall, but a politically minded, social commenting one at that. He helped Banksy become the svengali we know him as today, he singlehandedly created the worlds largest aerosol mural, the Hole In The Wall, he also pioneered graffiti as a youth art within local authorities, he has taught in Afghanistan and also paints in 3D. We could go on forever about how great Chu is but lets get down to the artwork for this year. Leading up to the festival well be posting a teaser of his huge mosiac piece, which will be revealed at exclusively at Glastonbury.
Chu has also created some animated word ladders which will take over our stage backdrops in the Shangri-Hell area and working on a special Shangri-la #CAMPAIN series around the site. Heres how Chu started out, I started painting in aersol in 1983, inspired by the lettering on a school friends electro mix tape. I became involved with a community arts project and in 1988 we secured a legal spot called The Paddock.
The local authority employed me as one of only two practicing graffiti writers in the country, to take care of street art provisions in the borough. Through travelling, painting and exchanging photos I would form links with other artists nationwide and before long I was invited to join Ikonoklast, the UKs first Super Crew. Painting became a family affair with firends painting alongside one another, Desire, Goldie, Disc, Kel & Size from Walsall, Part2 from York, System from Llandudno, Juice, Cryse & Fuze from Birmingham, Rough from London, Temper from Wolverhampton, SnugOne from London, Solo One from Hinckley and Inkie from Bristol. Began using home computers in Junior school 1979, as part of select team of whiz-kids.Left after getting 6 O Levels without revising, including two Maths. September 1983, picked up an aerosol can to paint with in Streetly, Walsall.
College education on Graphic Design course being guinea-pigged in Walsall. Failed to enter the second year of study again after trying for a full-time position. The course leader at the time: I admire your healthy irreverence towards authority, but there is no place here for your work.5 years voluntary work, running aerosol workshops in conjunction with Walsall Borough Council Departments Leisure and Education. Developed projects to get free paint and look after one of the Countrys flagship legal graffiti sites, the Paddock. Employment training scheme for an extra tenner a week, teaching other ner-do-wells how to use a photocopier a sa design aid. Mother also attended the clerical section of the work camp. Gainful employment as Walsall Councils own: Part-time Temporary Aerosol Art co-ordinator, for 15 hours a week at least. Enjoyable payroll work with Walsalls leading Computer-Game developers for over 6 years, moving from bitmap sprite animations for Aladdin on the Gameboy, through to 3D visualisations for Interface, menu, FMVs and Character/Vehicle design. Set up the GRAFFITI BASTARDS collective, now due its fourth event. Moved to London in June 2000. Moved back home, to Birmingham, in March 2002. Became print/design & events consultant for Banksy. Set up artworking department at Mission Print specialist screenprinters, Birmingham. Painted 36m x 5m mural Born in Walsall single-handedly over 4 days, local brewery releases BIW beer. Created 5 minute animated short & soundtrack installation for hometown festival of light 2006. Created artwork in collaboration with Jamie Hewlett covering a massive 434m of Virgin Pendolino Train. Painted 42m x 14m mural Hole in the Wall single-handedly over 42 days, setting a new world record. Created largescale 200m installation EYE Fidelity for hometown festival of light 2007. Designed and built experimental 11 foot cubic interior for solo show in Birmingham.
Left London in 2012 for Amsterdam & Barcelona. Used aerosol paint to distort the plane with large anamorphic projections. Reached over 27,00 views in one day during protests against cuts in 2012 (Sodtherich sticker photograph on Flickr).
Google Cultural Institute invited me to participate in the Artist in Residency program to develop Tilt Brush virtual reality painting software. 2017 Chutopia solo show, Margate. 2016 ASK group show at Hang Fire, Bristol. 2014 Moniker Art Fair, London. 2014 Meeting of Styles, London.
2014 No Thyself, Birmingham Music Event. 2014 City of Colours, Birmingham.
2012 Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival, Birmingham. 2012 See No Evil Bristol. 2012 Standon Calling Festival, UK. 2010 Ninja Tune XX birthday.
2010 Monobrow Corvoisier Futures Gallery, London. 2010 Secret Wars Euroleague Finalists.2010 Tiger Lucky 8 Birmingham. 2009 Flying Eyeball Mayfair London. 2009 Pic n Mix 55DSL Store, London. 2009 Urban Myths, Creasoli Gallery LA. 2009 Line Steppers, Jibbering Art, Birmingham. 2009 51 Degrees, Jibbering Art, Birmingham. 2007 Alternativity, Truman Brewery, London. 2007 Stella Dore opening night. 2004 BBC White City art installation. 2004 Born in Walsall, Walsall Town Hall. 2003 They made me do it 3, Kingsland Road, East London. 2003 They made me do it 2, Brick Lane, East London. 2002 They made me do it 1, Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes, East London (read review / see video on BBC Collective). 2002 Unafied Family Exhibition, Birmingham. 2001 Carhartts Overboard Show, London. 2001 Graffiti Bastards 3, Birmingham.
1999 Graffiti Bastards 2, Birmingham. 1992 ICONS Fairfield Halls, Croydon.
1988 Walsall Paddock sunken playground. 1988 Crucial Creators, Walsall Art Gallery. Please look at my other items including rare modern and contemporary art and design pieces. The item "Chu SODTHERICH LTD EDITION VERY RARE BANKSY EINE STIK" is in sale since Thursday, February 20, 2020.This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "ashbinx74" and is located in Bruton. This item can be shipped worldwide.