bobzilla - portrait

An adventurous artist, illustrator/designer + DJ living and working in Gateshead, UK creating works in a variety of media using the main subject of birds as a metaphor for freedom.

Growing up around the natural outskirts of Sheffield and later The North East of the UK before studying Graphic Communication at Cleveland College of Art & Design in the age of scalpel and glue, soon developing a love of brutalist architecture and built environment in contrast to Nature and has always utilised a resourceful approach to a range of diverse media from found recycled objects to spray paint combined with paintable locations from derelict houses to shopping centres and under appreciated high traffic public spaces. Influenced heavily by experimental music and soundscapes, grimey inner city culture and the constant process of regeneration.