With the humble Bic Biro as his tool of choice, London-based Powell creates intricate portraits on antique documents. His favoured subjects are elderly, a natural fit for the paper he uses and his detailed style: post marks and typography merge with pen strokes to create a captivating whole. In contrast, Powell's paintings (on cardboard and other found materials) exhibit street art and advertising influences while maintaining extraordinary detail.
- Ballpoint pen drawing on a antique notebook with a collection of beer labels collected by a former soldier on his travels
- Signed by the artist
- 96cm x 122cm
- Sold framed
- Drawing is protected with a matt varnish UV protective archival spray
Did you know?
Powell inadvertently enrolled in art school when he wandered into Huddersfield University after getting fired from a job and sparked up a conversation with the head of the art department.
Country of Birth
Anthropology, Hang-Up Gallery, London, UK, 2016
Out of Line, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, US, 2016
Drawing on History, Hang-Up Gallery, London, UK, 2013
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