“Growing up, I experienced a mix of military and native cultures eventually sending me on a quest to find a visual language that could express the mix of mythologies in my life.”
Based in Montreal, XRAY is originally from Florida, a place that has had a significant influence on his choice of colour palette. He started out as a graffiti artist in the early 1990's at which time he was also involved with skateboarding and hip hop culture, eventually leading to commercial themed projects for Disney and Universal Studios. Since moving to Canada in 2008, he has focused on creating his unique brand of artwork.
The pop artist cites a wide range of inspirations: military insignia, nature, tattoos, tarot cards, secret society symbols, Japanese art, propaganda, video games, science, and action movies. XRAY is primarily known for his wooden cut-outs and vibrant paintings, often referencing advertising art from the 1950's to the 1990's with nods to current pop culture and vintage skateboard graphics.
His aesthetic consists of clean lines, cartooning, and a specialty for unique typographic elements.