We Like: Remi Rough’s abstract graffiti 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 contrasts hot pinks and fiery oranges with deep turquoises and cobalt blues to create vibrant, eye-catching designs.
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.
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.”
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 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.