Melbourne-based artist and skateboarder Richard ‘French’ Sayer’s latest solo exhibition Brainfade was recently on display at Backwoods Gallery in Collingwood, Melbourne. Brainfade is a bold new series of illustrated fluorescent works and woven wall hangings, exemplifying French’s iconic macabre style.
Influenced in part by the black light metal posters of the ’70s, fused with French’s strong connection skate graphics language, Brainfade creates a new, unexplored world where the medieval meets science fiction. His dark illustration style crossed with an injection of vivid fluorescent colour propels his artworks into a retro-future fantasy.
Check out some photos from the opening night of the exhibition below, as well as some of the epic pieces from the show. Images courtesy of French and Backwoods Gallery.
Morgan Campbell and Sam Morgan having a peek.
Keep up to date with French at funeralfrench.com and on Instagram at @funeralfrench.
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