George Hambov aka Apeseven grew up in the 1980′s Sydney skateboard scene . Spending most of his time exploring industrial areas , listening to hip hop, he grew up on a healthy dose of anime , skateboard art and graffiti . Apeseven predominantly approaches work with a street art perspective, utilising stencil, freehand aerosol and traditional brush techniques. Works primarily incorporate mixed media, acrylics, aerosol, inks, found paper and objects.
Forever evolving, Apeseven’s latest work takes a look at his imagined family albeit future tribe. An emotive, mysterious, somewhat elegant figurative visual language has been developed to illustrate his search for belonging in his world, amongst his peers, family and dreams. A process of transmutation depicted by a fusion of childhood creatures, science, complex symbolism and an aesthetic drawn from an observation of the potential, imagined and observed worlds .
Check out A7′s work at the Sweet Streets Award show, 1000 Pound Bend: 8-24 October, 2010