Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print




NAIM NINETY, LONDON
Member Since January 2011
Artist Statement GROWING UP AROUND REGGAE SOUND-SYSTEMS AND THEN THE CULTURE OF HIP HOP FROM THE 70'S THRU THE 80'S, PRODUCED A DANCER AND POETIC GRAFFITI WRITER.

FULLY INVOLVED IN WORD SOUND POWER IMAGE AND MOVEMENT. A BREAK CAME WHEN EDWIN STAR (MOTOWN) ASKED HIM TO PRODUCE SOME ILLUSTRATIONS AND PAINT HIS STAGE SET. THEN PAINTING SHOP & CLUB INTERIORS FOR OTHER BUSINESSES. THROUGH MAKING FLYERS OR PAINTING BACKDROPS FOR EVENTS THAT BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER REGARDLESS OF THIER SOCIETY 'LABELS'. THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK PROPELLED HIM FURTHER ON THE COURSE OF IMAGE MAKING.

AFTER STUDYING ART AND THEN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION AROUND THE UK, NINETY SETTLED IN LONDON AND WORKED FOR DESIGN COMPANY 'THE UNKNOWN', PRODUCING RECORD SLEEVES AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL FOR VARIOUS DANCE / ACIDJAZZ / REGGAE / DUB / HIPHOP / TECHNO / DRUM&BASS LABELS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY OF THE 90'S.

MEANWHILE WRITING HIS BRAND OF POETRY AND RECORDING VOCALS FOR THE GROOVE CORPORATION (G.CORP). PAINTING REGULARLY AND BEING INVOLVED WITH COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECTS...FOR EXAMPLE: CREATING TEN 8FT CHARACTERS TO STAND OVER THE CROWD GATHERING AT A PARTY TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF HIP HOP PRODUCER PRINCE PAUL'S LP 'PRINCE OF THIEVES'......AMONGST MANY OTHER ADVENTURES.

STARTING HIS OWN STUDIO 'ONEDRINPEN' IN THE MID NAUGHTIES GAVE HIM A CHANCE TO ART DIRECT AND DESIGN MAGAZINES, CREATE ANIMATIONS AND USE MANY DIFFERENT SKILLS TO PRODUCE A SERIES OF 5 BOOKS FOR LOMOGRAPHY (AN ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPANY & MOVEMENT FROM AUSTRIA).

THE EARLY PASSION FOR GRAFFITI, THE FREEDOM AND THE MESSAGE HAS NEVER FADED AND NINETY CONTINUES TO EXPLORE HIS OWN TAKE ON IT. LEARN, EXPLORE AND EVOLVE IDEAS.

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Product No 3763596
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Tags NAIM, NINETY