THE KAOS THEORY
Artists: Ryan Smith, Benjamin Laukis, Jay Freestyle, Jenna Kerr, Jorge Becerra and Julien Siebert.
Curator: Inês Valle
Dates: 11-15. 07. 2017
Venue: NR PROJECT, 6 Minerva Street E2 9EH
NR PROJECT presents the 1st edition of The Kaos Theory Project featuring six world-class tattoo artists coming together for a week long collaborative tattooing session, between 11th and 15th of July.
On each of the days, the artists will work in in pairs to execute a tattoo that merges their styles. The following day, each artist swaps partner, and so on, until each artist has worked with one another.
A total of 15 pieces of artworks will be created by the artists.
This is an exclusive art project that brings together artists with distinct styles who may not normally be pair up and work together, which opens up the possibility of some truly unique one-off bespoke pieces of artwork. This first session merges the work of some of the worlds top superstars, as well as some of the brightest, most innovative and electrifying artists in the current tattoo scene.
Group Portrait < The Kaos Theory >
Image by Inês Valle, courtesy of NR PROJECT, 2017.
– "To me the Kaos Theory is a personal pursuit in leading the course of innovation within our tattoo industry. I love to create unique pieces, I like to test the waters and push boundaries with my design work. I try to create new interesting pieces not seen before. I want this project to be exactly that, but on a bigger scale and with more than one mind and one artist on the project. I want clients to be able to receive a one off unique piece by two artists who under normal circumstances would possibly never come together. I also want all artists involved to be able to have creative freedom with no constraints, to have fun and to get the opportunity to work and learn alongside each other. . "
- Ryan Smith, 2017
Ryan "The Scientist" Smith (lead artist), the creator of The Kaos Theory Project. Having just been nominated for the UK's favourite artist at this years Industry Awards, he should need no introduction. One of the worlds fastest rising talents within the industry, he is described by his peers as "one of the most innovative & creative artists of our time". "The Scientist is well known for decorative, hyperrealistic style, which has exploded and inspired others to follow his lead.
Benjamin Laukis, a true superstar of the tattoo world, will be joining us for this first session. Originating from The Black Mark in Melbourne in Australia, Benjamin is very well know for his colourful realism artwork, especially his skull & script combo as well as his seductive portrait work. Benjamin has won top honours around the world at many shows; his work is flawless and unique, and his experience is second to none. We are honoured to have him join us to help set this new project up.
Jay Freestyle, one of the worlds best known abstract & watercolour specialists is originally from South Africa and currently works in Amsterdam. Jay really works outside the box with his artwork, taking a surrealist & abstract approach. He is an award machine, scooping many top awards all over the world including winning some of the top shows this year, such as Milano & Liverpool collaborating with our next artist.
Ryan "The Scientist" Smith, the creator of The Kaos Theory Project. Having just been nominated for the UK's favourite artist at this years Industry Awards, he should need no introduction. One of the worlds fastest rising talents within the industry, he is described by his peers as "one of the most innovative & creative artists of our time". "The Scientist is well known for decorative, hyperrealistic style, which has exploded and inspired others to follow his lead.
Jenna Kerr, is one of the UKs top female artists, recently winning runner up artist of the weekend at the 3 Eyes convention in Australia! As well as smashing Best of Day & Ornamental at the New York Show as well as Best of Show with a collaboration with Ryan Smith in Belfast, Jenna is on fire right now! Just as she is, her work is beautiful & refined, stylish & presented in perfect manner. She will bring her Neo-Trad/Ornamental Style to the mould which will make for some really stunning pieces in the collabs!
Julian Siebert, also known as Corpsepainter, is one of Germany's top artists. Julian is a master of tattooing, especially known for his large scale pieces and winning top honours around the world. Able to work in all mediums of tattooing, especially colour realism & black & grey work, this artist is experienced in so many different styles of tattooing, he will be able to adapt to any of the collaborations with ease. His experience will help to make this session unbelievable & he is ready to create some mind blowing art!
Jorge Becarra, is well known for his conceptual, mystical artwork and miniature finger portraits. He brings a totally different style the the group; he creates stunning beautiful pieces which have a magical feel to them. He is experienced in colour work, black & grey & blackwork, but his mythical approach to his artwork will make for some very interesting pieces! As well as being an unbelievable artist, this multi-talented man also happens to be an amazing magician & musician!