‘One Million Years Before Chrome' by Sweet Toof, 2007
14.75 x 10.75 x 3.5 Inches
37.5 x 27.3 x 9 Centimeters
Hand-painted acrylic on reclaimed vintage wooden drawer.
Original artwork (#1/1)
Signed by the artist, in the art, at top.
Sweet Toof’s work starts with and evolves out of his street art, whether as a solo graffiti artist or in collaboration with others. Like the streets of 1980s New York, Britain’s streets today are being reclaimed by an ever-increasing army of street artists of which Sweet Toof is one of the most prolific and artful. Typical tags, throw-ups, and more elaborate street pieces become a whole language that informs his studio works.
Equally disciplined in traditional painting and printmaking techniques, Sweet Toof masterfully blends urban detritus with bygone decadence. Fusing ancient methods with modern materials, Sweet Toof’s imagery combines layers of historical and current cultural references to create unconventional, iconoclastic art that is at once both traditional and contemporary.