Christian Palmer — you may have caught his work recently at OUTPOST - Palmer's screenprints series of his "thinking dogs". Available in 3 different colour ways and 3 different images.
Born in London in 1970 and educated in U.K, Palmer emigrated to Australia in 2001 and lives in Byron Bay. His time is divided between Byron and Sydney. His early years were spent in London until 1979. He later moved around between Malta, Hong Kong and the UK. St. Martins school of art in London followed immediately after studies in Art, Theology and English Literature. After Central Saint Martins College, Palmer travelled extensively in South America, Africa and Asia and eventually landed in Malta experimenting with painting on the idyllic Mediterranean isle of Gozo in collaboration with a group of like minded artists as well as setting up a boutique graphic design company. Five years later he moved to Byron and self published 'Byron Bay Diaries' photographic journal and began to work professionally as a painter. After several exhibitions in Sydney he is now represented in London @ Graffik Gallery, specialist in the urban contemporary art and is represented by Urban Uprising in Sydney for the Outpost Street Art festival 2011.
Palmer comes to the street art scene from a kind of mongrel fine art perspective. His work is a culmination of many years in the creative arts ranging from graphics and illustration to painting and stencil art. Palmer's paintings are held in private collections in Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay, New Zealand, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, South Africa and Europe. Current work has been influenced by the street art movement, the death of his dog and working with kids. It is from the vantage point of an outsider he reflects on our preconceptions and poses questions about the human condition. Canvas, wood, street scapes and screenprints are all used to communicate lyrical art works, using a child's writing, the most elementary graffiti.