We Like: Remi Rough’s abstract graffiti art

Remi Rough, art, design, graffiti, street art

Remi Rough is a graffiti artist based in Peckham, London. With no scale too daunting, Remi has brought his bold, colourful aesthetic to walls across the globe.

Some of Remi Rough’s work includes characters but most is stripped back to graphic, abstract designs. Geometric shapes are strikingly juxtaposed against one another, creating energetic and dynamic designs. Shapes are varied throughout his work but there is a strong reliance on colour. A whole spectrum is used with acid brights contrasted against deeper, darker hues to great effect.

Remi Rough, art, design, graffiti, street art

One of Remi’s murals in London

Remi contrasts hot pinks and fiery oranges with deep turquoises and cobalt blues to create vibrant, eye-catching designs.

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Remi Rough, art, design, graffiti, street art

One of Remi’s murals in London

As well as walls, Remi also creates equally graphic work on canvas, paper and wood. He’s represented by selected galleries around the world, showcasing his work on a variety of smaller scales.

Remi Rough, art, design, graffiti, street art

Remi uses a contrasting colour palette in his work

Abstract art such as Remi’s can often be misunderstood as an easier form of design. Remi’s Instagram bio implies this is an opinion he has come across a lot during his career…

“Anyone can paint an abstract but only a few can make it say something.”

Remi Rough

And we whole-heartedly agree with this sentiment. Anyone is capable of painting random, “abstract” shapes on a wall. However, it takes a clear eye for composition to create truly engaging, minimalist work such as Remi’s. An immense amount of thought  goes in to the colouring and positioning of each crisp shape Remi paints.

Remi Rough, art, design, graffiti, street art

Graffiti art by Remi Rough

Remi Rough, art, design, graffiti, street art

Faces feature in a small portion of Remi’s work

Remi has certainly proved most critics wrong by forging an impressive career path for himself. Our favourite projects from his extensive back catalogue are those which breathe fresh new life into old architecture. His designs have the ability to create unique energy, contrasting brilliantly with dated architecture.

Remi Rough, art, design, graffiti, street art

Design by Remi Rough

Remi Rough, art, design, graffiti, street art

Remi uses a contrasting colour palette in his work

Remi Rough, art, design, graffiti, street art

Remi has painted walls across the globe

www.remirough.com

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Posted on Feb 7th, 18 by | Twitter: @HeadlessGreg

Headless Greg is the pseudonym of Scottish illustrator Greg McIndoe. Often found hunting for creative ideas and inspiration online and in books and magazines, he joined Inkygoodness in 2014 as a regular columnist.

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