Born in 2000, the now 18 year-old Skyler Grey is a rising star in the LA street art scene, and the youngest artist ever to be internationally exhibited.
Named on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2017, Skyler Grey art is in high demand among top musicians including The Game, Snoop Dogg and Ashlee Simpson, and features in prestigious locations such as the Four Seasons Jumeirah in Dubai and Wynwood Walls in Miami.
If you are looking to buy Skyler Grey art as an investment for the future, now is the time to find the perfect piece. Maddox Gallery is delighted to represent the artist, and our Sotheby’s-trained art consultants are on hand to inform visitors.
“I was put on this earth to create”
Skyler Grey achieved early success as an artist, receiving international acclaim from the age of 13. Living and working in Los Angeles, he’s earned the title ‘the Fresh Prince of Street Art’.
Encouraged to draw from the age of two, Skyler Grey was introduced to art as part of therapy to help him cope with the passing of his mother. His father soon noticed a growing talent and encouraged this passion further, allowing Grey to gradually transform his natural talent into a successful career.
At age 11, Grey created his first professional painting featuring late singer Amy Winehouse as the Queen Elizabeth II. Titled “Queen Amy,” this is now his most widely circulated work. Two years later, Grey hosted his first solo art show and received his first commission from a Swiss street art collector, kick starting his career.
Original Skyler Grey art is now priced anywhere from $6,000 to $60,000, and he has also taken on creative ventures in the commercial space, acting as creative director on ad campaigns for both McDonalds and PayPal.
“When you touch the painting you can feel the life in the painting. You can feel every part of the process, and you can see it too.”
Although not formally trained, Grey is self-educated and is heavily influenced by artistic icons including Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Many of his colourful works also combine celebrities, cartoon characters and designer logos, taking inspiration from the world around him and echoing established street art techniques.
Grey typically works on multiple canvases at any one time, with each mixed medium piece taking around a month to complete. Vibrant layers are built up with materials which include spray paint, acrylics, house paint and even diamond dust, revealing deeper layers of meaning each time they are viewed.