''The Crab' - AUSTIN LANE
Sofles has been both reviled and embraced by the media over his ten-year career that began as a graffiti artist in Brisbane.
Following years of perfecting his craft, he burst onto the scene in the late 2000s with various sold-out exhibitions, collaborations with artists such as Anthony Lister, Ben Frost and Revok, and contracts with the likes of Red Bull and Adidas.
With many a finger in many a pie, Sofles’s work spreads across illustration, tattoo, canvas and any markable surface. Sofles’ imagery is wide and varied, with collages of mind-bending abstraction melting into intricate form, perfect snapshots of the artist’s wild imagination.
Sofles’ bold use of colour renders pieces so distinctive that they have firmly set his reputation as one of Australia’s most-watched contemporary artists. Constantly working, be it in the studio or on walls in Brisbane, Sofles continues exploring new techniques and mediums, keeping the ever-building snowball rolling.
The secrets of the Sofles Crab
In 2021 ABC Darwin did a short series of interviews with DSAF Director, David Collins, about some of the secrets and history of Darwin’s Street Art
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