Brian Porter is no stranger to the art of industry, having spent over fifteen years working as a graffiti artist in major metropolis cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Tokyo.
Brian is an artist whose work has evolved from the street to the gallery and from the wall to the canvas. The blend of pop culture icons and an explosive color palette give his work a "timeless" appeal and sensibility.
Born in Cambridge, Ontario, Brian was encouraged to express his creativity at an early age. Brian's first encounter with graffiti art was in grade four which ignited his imagination and inspired him to begin sketching in charcoal, which then progressed into experimentation with aerosol, acrylic and oil paint. Brian's versatility and eagerness to dabble in a variety of mediums and techniques has allowed his body of work to maintain a strong relevance in the contemporary art scene.
Brian's immediate environment, life experiences and music have always been his primary inspiration and motivation. As an artist he thrives on the experience of painting for the public and is continuously invited to lend his artistic hand to public murals.
Brian's work has been featured in a number of publications including Concrete Powder, Under Pressure and Always Fresh and also won both public art prizes and competitions including Warner Brothers "The Watchmen" graffiti contest and The Williams Mill Art prize.
The Plaza Galleries is proud to present the fine art of Brian Porter.