1133 | SOLO SHOW | RECOAT GALLERY | GLASGOW |APRIL 2011
Elph opened his solo show “One One Three Three” in 2011. He'd just returned from a solo show in Melbourne with Backwoods Gallery. His work featured wild and weird ideas, often inspired by hours of trawling the internet looking at cartoons, comic books, animation, war and sci-fi films, or even just his neighbourhood and his everyday life.
Elph creates all kinds of artwork and design, nodding to his graffiti past; his versatility, drive and style salute this culture but over the years he has developed painterly techniques that far surpass any pre-conceived ideas of what a “Graffiti artist” might produce. His artworks are multi layered, beautifully rendered, playful, funny, sometimes dark, but always appealing whether he is spray painting a wall or creating delicate illustrations in gouache. For this show he created all of these things plus a run of limited edition prints, a small book and wooden sculpture pieces.