Szabotage is a street artist exhibitng internationally, Szabotage’s works has been shown in London and throughout Asia, with sold out exhibitions and solo shows, and numerous collaborative projects. The artist’s originals have been exhibited at The Asia Contemporary Art Fair and the Affordable Art Fair.
Szabotage has painted for the HKWalls street art festival and was a finalist in the global phenomenon Secret Walls, where he became known for his old-school graffiti style and onstage antics. The artist has a TEDx talk on ‘Resilience is the Ultimate High’.
Patrons include Louis Vuition, Jaeger LeCoultre, Deutsche Bank, Levi’s and The Ritz Carlton.
As well as being known for his street art, Szabotage’s body of work ranges from canvas portraits, interiors, cars, motorbikes and sculptures. His pieces incorporate bright colours mixed with popular cultural references.
Szabotage challenges typical canvas limitations, through upcycling and recycling and has created pieces using deconstructed metal cans and wood, sculptures from the tops and bottoms of aerosol cans, and constructed frames made from tin.
The artist is best recognised by his signature Koi fish. An iconic symbol of strength, adversity and good fortune, the Koi features heavily throughout his work.
2020 Group Exhibition Square Print // Hong Kong Arts Collective, Hong Kong
2020 Solo Exhibition // SPRAYCATION Art Supermarket, Hong Kong
2020 Group Exhibition // Hong Kong Arts Collective, Hong Kong
2019 Solo Exhibition // Brick House X HKArts Collective Presents Artist of the Month, Hong Kong
2019 K11, Musea Art, Crockerydile, Hong Kong
2019 Group Show, LGBT Arcus Pride Art, Clifford Chance, Red Chamber Gallery
2019 Affordable Art Fair, Art Supermarket, Hong Kong
2019 Solo Exhibition // SUBLIMEY, Art Supermarket, Hong Kong
2019 Solo Exhibition “Reflections” The Mira Hotel, TST, Hong Kong
2019 The Objet Nomades, By Louis Vuitton, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
2018 Duo Exhibition // Saskia Wesseling + Szabotage, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
2018 Affordable Art Fair, Art Supermarket, Hong Kong
2017 Solo Exhibition // FISH 'N' CHIPS, Art Supermarket, Hong Kong
2017 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Macey and Sons, Hong Kong
2017 Affordable Art Fair, Art Supermarket, Hong Kong
2017 Group Exhibition // Women In Focus, AWETHENTIC Gallery, Hong Kong
2017 TEDx Talk // “Resilience is the Ultimate High”, HKUST Hong Kong
2016 Solo Show + Exhibition // GONE FISHING! Loft 22, California Tower, LFK, Hong Kong
2016 Live Mural // Love Is Wild, Walls Of Change, Project C:Change, Hong Kong
2016 Group Exhibition // Minor Chords, Brickhouse, Hong Kong
2015 Installation // Floor of Love, Sav Hotel, Hong Kong
2015 Street Art Festival // HK WALLS, Hong Kong
2015 Exhibition // Pang x Szabotage, Gallery 88, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
2015 Exhibition + Live Artwork // Hong Kong Classic Car Show
2015 Show // Hong Kong Makes Sense, Hong Kong
2015 Group Exhibition // Illicit Leggit, Lott Five, Soho, Hong Kong
2015 Group Exhibition // Design Commune by ARRAKIS Oggetti & Colourliving, PMQ, Hong Kong
2015 Solo Exhibition // Szabotage by Together, Kwun Tong
2015 Solo Exhibition // M Space, by PRC Magazine and Peter Boyle, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
2014 Finalist, Secret Walls, Hong Kong
2014 Creation of the “Koi”
2012 Solo Exhibition // Hackney Road Car Park, Shoreditch London
2010 Exhibition // SHHH Women's Erotic Emporium, Shoreditch, London
My art takes a critical view of its immediate surroundings. Often referencing the landscape of world cities, my work explores the varying relationships between urban architecture and communities.
Whilst I use a variety of materials and processes in each art work, my fascination is harnessing the spray can. I am captivated by its chaotic temperament and versatility, and how it demands your focus to control its output.
The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of production. I’m passionate about playing with a multitude of surfaces on which I create; walls, canvas, cars, fashion and metal.
I decontextualize. Then I reconstruct. Having engaged in subjects as diverse as cult icons, provocative language and themes of personal freedom, arranging them into new conceptually layered works of art.
My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to be intrigued by their surroundings. I see a blank wall as a missed opportunity.