Opake One is a London based graffiti artist and has been practicing graffiti art since the age of 13. Over time, he has developed a distinct painting technique and combines both illustrative images of wildlife with elements of graffiti to create a new and exciting body of work. Opake first started out writing graffiti because as a child he loved the idea that people could paint large-scale pieces, outdoors, for free. As he started to get more involved in the graffiti subculture, he was really drawn towards painting big, full-colour pieces with other writers(painters). Opake’s illustrative style stems from his interest in traditional tattoo culture. Big, bold, black lines and block colour. His interest in tattoos and love of bold colours, combined with graffiti- tag styles, are all evident in his collection.