Brian Porter - Biography
Brian Porter is no stranger to the art industry, having spent over fifteen years working as a graffiti artist in major metropolitan cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Tokyo. Porter is an artist whose work has evolved from the street to the gallery and from the wall to the canvas. The blend of pop culture icons and an explosive colour palette give Porter’s work a “timeless” appeal and sensibility.
Born in Cambridge, Ontario, Porter was encouraged to express his creativity at an early age. Porter’s first encounter with graffiti art was in grade four which ignited his imagination and inspired him to begin sketching in charcoal, which then progressed into experimentation with aerosol, acrylic and oil paint. Porter’s versatility and eagerness to dabble in a variety of mediums and techniques has allowed his body of work to maintain a strong relevance in the contemporary art scene.
Porter’s immediate environment, life experiences and music have always been his primary inspiration and motivation. As an artist he thrives on the experience of painting for the public and is continuously invited to lend his artistic hand to public murals.
Brian’s work has been featured in a number of publications including Concrete Powder, Under Pressure and Always Fresh and has also won both public art prizes and competitions including Warner Brothers “The Watchmen” graffiti contest and The Williams Mill Art Prize.