Szabotage was formally trained as an architect. As such, he still loves looking at the urban environments and architecture in Hong Kong. The Urban Observations collection is Szabotage connecting to his roots while exploring Hong Kong. Combining both his skills in architecture and his practices in street art, Szabotage captures the vibrancy and liveliness of the streets of Hong Kong. This artwork also demonstrates his stencil language where he uses icons and symbols to tell a story, adding his signature Koi fish tag into the mix as well.
Size: 36 x 36 in.
Style: Street art
Gustav Szabo is a prolific, contemporary urban artist and designer known as Szabotage. He grew up in Hove, a town near Brighton in the UK, where he studied architecture before moving to London where he worked as an architect and designer. After moving to Hong Kong he quickly gained notoriety with sold-out exhibitions, solo shows, collaborative projects, private and commercial commissions with iconic brands such as Prada and Louis Vuitton.
Characterised by bright colours and popular cultural references, Szabotage’s visual language is high impact. His signature style uses layers of stencils to depict life and create personality in each unique piece.
Szabotage works with a variety of formats. His collections range from walls, canvases, prints, and cars to sculptures, stencils and NFTs. He constantly challenges limitations and enjoys creating his art and sculptures using deconstructed aerosol cans, metals and wood. In the digital space, NFTs allow him to add extra dimensions using animation and sound.
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