Schoony exploded onto the London art scene in 2008, thanks to an extensive street art installation composed of his hyper-realistic plastic sculptures. Often figural, his leitmotif of a shirtless boy soldier wears an oversized military helmet, constructed by extensive life-casting techniques in a variety of different mediums, including plastic, bronze, and gold. Schoony’s imagery incorporates themes of commercialism, violence, and kitsch into its content, exploring contemporary Western society’s detached relationship to warfare.
At the age of 15 Schoony entered a world of cinematic special effects, as such he has worked on more than 100 films spanning the course of 25 years, including Harry Potter, Gladiator, Where the Wild Things Are, Saving Private Ryan, and Star Wars just to name a few.
By continuously seeking to push boundaries, his work and reputation for high quality and pioneering techniques has reached far and wide, gaining a substantial list of high-profile clients such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Rita Ora and Celia Sawyer.