portraits on skateboard grip

I live in Oamaru, New Zealand & I’ve painted on the skateboards I have ridden since ’98. At first I used white out smudged with my thumb to create my images. Naturally I moved onto stenciling. My output was always limited by how many boards i rode a year but that also encouraged me to put more effort into each one. The next logical step was to put griptape into frames. To do these I take a picture of the subject and hand cut multiple stencils to layer white spraypaint on black skateboard griptape with paint application giving the different grey scales.. As you can imagine this is a really time-consuming process but the layers give depth and a real likeness of the subject. All works are one offs.

 

 

http://ryanmooreartist-gripart.tumblr.com/

http://ryanmooreartist-gripart.tumblr.com/

http://ryanmooreartist-gripart.tumblr.com/

http://ryanmooreartist-gripart.tumblr.com/

http://ryanmooreartist-gripart.tumblr.com/

http://ryanmooreartist-gripart.tumblr.com/

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