Artist Biography / Ayjay

Art has been an ongoing practice throughout my entire life and has ultimately led to my full-time profession, to which I am deeply grateful for. Typically my practice involves the creation of digital artwork that is then further expressed through aerosol in the form of murals and canvas artwork. I was born and raised on the south coast of NSW however found my artistic roots within the thriving Melbourne graffiti scene at the age of 14. Actively involved in the scene for over 8 years I decided it was time to channel my focus into creating art full-time. 

 

With no formal art education, I have always followed my curiosity and intuition as the driving force for my creative practice. 

Countless hours of research have led to my artistic wealth of knowledge and despite this, am always looking to improve and refine the work I create.

 

 As a visionary artist, I have vowed to devote my life to creating artwork that reveals the spiritual framework, magnitude and healing potential of the psychedelic experience after experiencing states of awareness no words can even begin to describe. I have witnessed the evaporation of time itself and been completely separated from my physical body. Deeply challenged and moved by these experiences, they are now and will always be the basis of my subject matter. 

 

Art is undoubtedly my strongest connection to the unspeakable realm. We're words defy me, my art will not. 

Whether you have experienced the divine firsthand or remain untouched, I hope my art brings love and light to you and your life. 

 

My artwork is constantly evolving and experimentation is what has continued to push my artwork and me as an artist. 

I welcome discomfort as it is usually where the greatest discoveries can be found. My creative process is rather simple, what artwork would I like to see? Whether is getting lost in my music or welcoming visions while I meditate I open myself up to let art move through me. My aim is to create artwork that honours the divine light in me and raises people up that view it. 

 

My greatest inspiration comes from within, a knowing that my purpose as a visionary artist is to convey the spiritual pathway in as much accuracy and detail as I possible can. In doing this, I give people that have seen a chance to once again view the familiar and offer a first hand view to those that have not. External motivation comes from the greatest visionary artists of our time, people that continue to confront the psychedelic experience with great courage and express its true nature, one that has the best intentions for human kind. 

Art is not what I do, it's what I am.

Collaborations

Artistic History

 

MURAL PROJECTS 

 

  • 'Soul Searcher' | Mural Art | Berkeley, NSW | 2018 

  • 'Divine Expression' | Mural Art | Dapto, NSW | 2018 

  • The 'Candy Cave' House Art | Port Kembla, NSW | 2017

  • 'Inside Out' Laneway Mural | Corrimal, NSW | 2017

  • 'Fruit of India' | Mural Art | Agra, India | 2017

 

Digital Artwork 

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  • 'Spirit Molecule' | Digital / Psychedelic Art | 2019 

  • 'Gaurdians' | Digital / Psychedelic Art | 2019

  • 'Lysergic Revelation' | Digital / Psychedelic Art | 2019

  • 'Drift Away' | Digital / Psychedelic Art | 2019

  • 'Intellectual Utopia' | Digital / Psychedelic Art | 2019

  • 'Entheo' | Digital Psychedelic Artwork | 2019 

Original Artwork 

  • 'Finger off the Trigger' | 1m x 1m LED Lightbox | Wonder Walls Exhibition | 2017 

  • 'Bulli Dreams' | 900mm x 1200mm LED Lightbox | Raw Wollongong | 2017  

 

LIVE ART / MURAL DEMONSTRATIONS

 

  • The Petting Zoo Festival | Shipping container mural | Melbourne | 2018 

  • 'Electric Marmalade' | Ultraviolet Art Installation | Wollongong University | 2018   

  • Gatsby Fundraiser | 'Thoughts of Mexico' 48" x 48" Canvas Art | 2017

  • Rasta Gong Fundraiser | 48" x 48" Canvas Art | 2016

  • Beams Art Festival | Canvas Art / Destination Chippendale | 2016

 

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS 

 

  • 'Electric Marmalade' | Ultraviolet Art Installation | Wollongong University | 2018   

  • 'Never Growing Up' | Portrait Art Cubby | Lake Illawarra, NSW | 2017

  • 'Let me Think For You' | TV Artwork | Wollongong, NSW | 2017 

 

PUBLICATIONS 

 

  • Pictoria | Worlds Best Contemporary Artists | 2018

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

  • Figment | M2 Gallery | Surry Hills | 8th of June 2018 

  • Candy Cave | Led Night Viewing | Port Kembla | 2017

  • 'Raw Spirit' | Red Point Gallery | Port Kembla | 2017

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • World Visionary Art | Pacha Moma Gallery | Mexico | 2019

  • Day in Day Out | Verb Syndicate | Wollogong | 2019 

  • Locals on Board | Wollongong Art Gallery | 2018 

  • Useless Wooden Toys | Kraken Kreative | Wollongong | 2018

  • Wonder Walls Exhibition | Wollongong | 2017 

  • Useless Wooden Toys | Kraken Kreative | Wollongong | 2017 

  • Next / Raw Wollongong | UOW Hall Wollongong | 2017

  • Makers & Creators | Port Kembla | 2017

  • Ambush Gallery | Chippendale | 2016

  • Kensington Contemporary | Chippendale | 2016 

  • WYC | Wollongong | 2016 

 

MEDIA

 

Illawarra Mercury | Dapto Mural Completed | 2018

Illawarra Mercury | Dapto Mural Project | 2018

Illawarra Mercury | Les Murray Mural | 2018

Win News Illawarra | Les Murray Mural | 2018

SBS World News | Les Murray Mural | 2018

Illawarra Mercury | Ayjay’s Candy Cave | 2017

Illawarra Mercury | Ayjay’s Street Art Exhibition | 2017

Illawarra Mercury | Sophie's Ceiling Mural | 2017

Illawarra Mercury | Sculptures at Killalea Festival 

2ST Radio interview | Graffiti Removal Day | 2016

Advertiser Lake Times | Urban Art Australia | 2016

Illawarra Mercury | WSA mural project | 2016 

National Nine News | Urban Art Australia | 2015 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

  • Datacom Communications | Sydney | 2016

  • Hudson Homes | Sydney | 2016

 

 

Last Updated - 25/09/2019

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