Sheffield is currently celebrating home grown graffiti artist Kid Acne with his debut solo show at the Millennium Gallery in the heart of the city.
Featuring work from throughout his career alongside a series of new commissions, Kill Your Darlings features a range of work from murals, illustrations and sculptures to comic books, record sleeves and other commercial commissions.
Kid Acne’s art career began with an appearance on Rolf’s Cartoon Club at the age of twelve. Within a year, he’d started writing graffiti inspired by its infinite scale, colour and immediacy.
With a small group of friends, he spent his teenage years making underground fanzines and releasing limited run 7”s on their Invisible Spies imprint. Applying the same DIY ethos to the rest of his output, his work can be seen throughout the globe – in wheatpastes and rap-sprays from New York to Azerbaijan.
His signature style of illustrations have adorned products for the world’s leading brands, while the man himself continues to paint epic slogans in sub zero temperatures.
Kill Your Darlings is at the Millennium Gallery until 23 October 2011