Artist Bio: Kid30 (smallkid)
Prolific midlands based artist kid30 (smallkid) has been painting graffiti / street art for well over a decade. He is well known for his cleanly painted bold characters. His unique and instantly recognisable bold style are prominent on the streets of the UK, and can have been seen as far a field as Melbourne, Toronto and Barcelona.
Kid30 is also a member of the highly regarded Oxygen Thieves crew and Shrunken Heads continuing to push himself by bringing his style to new areas of design, working not just on walls, but also on maps, canvas, wood and found objects. He has been involved with helping to set up and run Switch studios and gone onto manage Spit and Sawdust gallery / shop .
Kid30 endeavours to promote the value of the art form throughout outlets such as commissions, murals, youth workshops and exhibitions.
Recent clients have included: Kingsmill hospital, Detonate promotions, Raleigh Bikes, Red bull, Game City, Glastonbury festival, V festivals, Big Chill, Rock City, Stealth , Nottingham City and County Council, Size?, The Golden Fleece, Trent University and various clubs, shops and bars in and around the midlands.
Recent involvement with art shows have included:
April Fools / Group show / Spit and Sawdust, Nottingham
Solo Show / Miles from the sea / Switch Studios, Nottingham
Street Art Show , various feature walls for V&A Print collection featuring Banksy, Eine, Meggs, Sickboy, Swoon, Pure Evil, Jon Burgerman, Jamie Hewlett, Shepard Fairy, Dilk, Ging, and others. / Nottingham Castle, Nottingham
The Marmalade and Manners Exhibition group show / The Jam Factory Oxford
My hair is on fire – Oxygen Thieves / The arts Cafe, Stokes Croft, Bristol
Oxford Arts Week / Wheatley, Oxford
Dark Light / Refectory Gallery, Nottingham
Exit through the records shop / OMG, Nottingham
Stop robbing the rich / Castle Bar, Nottingham
Glastonbury festival various years / Baseline circus
Big Chill, Homeland, Headstock festival various years
Fat kids like ballet / Moog, Nottingham
Fat people are harder to kidnap / OMG, Nottingham
A look back at Graffiti / New Art exchange, Nottingham
Dont just do something, stand there / Frauds, Oxford
Artist in residence, Ryouki shoe shop / Oxford
Recent involvement with graffiti jams and publications:
Work published in various copies of Graphotism and V&A Magazine over the past 5 years
Photos featured in Barcelona V New York Book and London Street Art Book
Painted at Meetings of Style, London 2010
Upfest Bristol 2011/2013
About Smallkid design
Smallkid design is a Nottingham based urban design company running for 10 years.
Offering Printed design and illustration, Brand Identity and Positioning,
Prints, T shirts, Spray paint murals and workshops.
About Shrunken Heads / Oxygen Thievez
Shrunken Heads and Oxygen thieves are two art collectives made up of like minded graffiti artists, designers and illustrators who get together and colour things in.They are based in Nottingham / Bristol and are involved in numerous personal projects, commercial projects and community projects.
Shrunken Heads have a gallery/studio based in Switch Studios, Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to come and view work or to find out about current shows and pop up events.
Shrunken Heads: Ging, Boaster, Kid30
Oxygen Thieves: Mr Deamz, Kaption One, Mobs, Dregs, Kid30
Do you have a blank wall crying out for some colour ? For Graffiti commissions please email info@smallkid saying the size of the wall and a Brief of what you want and we can take it from there. Smallkid Design works along side numerous artists that specialise in various styles and techniques.