Aidan Jarvis is a Lowbrow artist, based in Coffs Harbour. His art is a combination of cultures, colours and the absurd. Drawing inspiration from Lowbrow art, Japanese tradition and a childlike imagination we lose as we mature, he uses acrylic paints, pens and brushes on canvas, using brighter colours to evoke a feeling of joy and bring a smile to those who view the work.
Art has been Aidan’s passion since he was a child, enlisting in art school in 1996 followed by 2 years at Design Centre Enmore studying graphic design. During these four years he took part in several group exhibitions in and around Sydney including the Manly Art Gallery and Museum. This was followed by an extended trip to Japan for the World Cup Soccer, while continuing to work as a designer and starting a family.
Upon returning to Australia, art was on the back burner whilst returning to an Aussie way of life. In 2017 Aidan joined the international Lowbrow Art Academy to reconnect with fellow artists with a passion for monsters, hot rods and weirdo art, and through daily drawing exercises he has amassed a large catalogue of lowbrow illustrations and paintings, honing his craft and gathering followers along the way.
Recent achievements include
- Peripheral Vision – Solo Art Show. Planet Art – December 2019
- 2019 C.ex Coffs Art Exhibition & Competition – People’s Choice Award
- Exhibiting at Greazefest 2019, Brisbane