Trafford Parsons

Where did all this start, growing up I was a punk rocker, playing in bands, painting posters, printing T-shirts, embracing street fashion, making clothes, promoting night clubs, dancing a lot. My music taste expanded to jazz, funk, disco and had a successful Dj Career. My dress sense expanded to suits, quirky hats and hand made shoes, I'm not sure if I have one defining style now, whatever i do it has to be fun. Along this style journey i found art, designing night club flyers, posters, building night club stage sets. I eventually went Goldsmith University where I graduated in Fine Art in 2003.
While at Goldsmiths I discovered the Pop art aesthetic, the ideas that guide my work making sculptures ,painting ,printing, films , collaborating with performers

” Out of all the stuff i made the printing stood out , i love the individual yet industrial process "

I worked with Pictures On Walls (Banksy), and was part of the Santa’s Ghetto show in 2006. This was the start of seeing my work all over the world, first with the Affordable Art Fair and then independent galleries that share my love of satire and fun.
I am fortunate to be part of the generation of artists that see no strict limit to what is a gallery/art space : Big Walls, shop shutters, hi-fi shops, furniture stores, hotels, offices, night clubs , student unions, concert halls.
i'm always up to mischief / art – with street art murals inside buildings or out and about - making things , painting things, printing stuff.

I am drawn to the Absurd or Surreal, a giant octopus attaching Westminster or Godzilla as a symbol of savage nature.

Making art is my passion. I come alive thinking about or making art, its difficult to explain so I made up a myth which paints the picture of the process.

“As a boy I must have been bitten by radio active spiders from space equipped with a venom that enhanced the playful, creative artistic side of my brain and atrophied the logical conformist side..”



"There is no difference between high art or advertising, Galleries, books, magazines, street art' music, film, fashion, all enrich our soul and make us think...''

I am very very dyslexic which over the years this has gifted me with a unique view of the world, working things out by observation rather than reading the instructions .  


   If I had to chose a word to discribe my style it will be Beautalist
My friends and I made up the word on a trip to Brighton in 2018 maybe it will be an art movement only time will tell. I also like the word "Disco Beatnic" 
 More art, more mischief .