[C]ounting Kanye West and Kelis as fans, Sunil Pawar is a visual artist who has been influenced by the music world since his career started at the tender age of fifteen.
Skipping school one afternoon, he walked into the Camden offices of music legends, Soul II Soul with a bag full of paintings and sold every one of them.
Sunil’s bold, graphic aesthetic is instantly recognisable, fusing influences from the Bauhaus movement, with contemporary graffiti and pop art.
He has won over the fashion world too – working with Junya Watanbe and Comme Des Garcons in Tokyo, to produce signature artwork for three capsule collections. Traversing the art and commercial worlds, he has created installations for Harvey Nichols and hosts a regular DJ residency at the Royal Academy.
“I love balancing (sometimes precariously) between the brief led commercial world and the traditional gallery system” says the London based artist, “there are more similarities than people would think. My aesthetic is constant throughout. Discovering that Warhol did the same, made me realise that it could be possible for my work, albeit in a more humbler arena!”
Texture, colour and sound form the basis for his recent experimentations in digital art. Discover more below and follow Sunil on Instagram for inspiration.