Xenz’s artistic roots are in graffiti which he first took up in his home town of Hull in 1987 and over a two decades career became the foundation for his extraordinary painting and draughtsmanship skills. Today he is based in Rome where he makes his living as an studio-based artist and muralist.
His approach to painting is partly inspired by Asian art particularly the impressionistic brush stokes used in Chinese painting. The world around him, flora, fauna, landscapes and cityscapes are reoccurring themes in his work. A sense of space and depth is also important. “I love to create infinite depth, to divide a surface with a few lines, stand back and keep dividing it up until I can walk into it.”