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About the Artist Mr Controversial

Mr. Controversial is a 30 something London based Artist who; transforms vintage imagery relegated to the past and brings it back to life with oil paint and relatable captions that tell comical, satirical and sometimes dark stories.

He plays with the concept of ‘The Familiar Surprise’.

Works By Mr Controversial

  • I told you I'd be ready by Mr Controversial
    I told you I'd be ready
  • Fear the Fire ii by Mr Controversial
    Fear the Fire ii
  • That shit nearly killed me - Book by Mr Controversial
    That shit nearly killed me - Book
  • Doing the Talking- Book by Mr Controversial
    Doing the Talking- Book
  • If anyone asks.. by Mr Controversial
    If anyone asks..
  • If anyone asks.. - Hand Embellished Canvas by Mr Controversial
    If anyone asks.. - Hand Embellished Canvas
  • Fear the Fire by Mr Controversial
    Fear the Fire
  • Fear the Fire - Hand Embellished Canvas by Mr Controversial
    Fear the Fire - Hand Embellished Canvas
  • Bad News Travels Fast by Mr Controversial
    Bad News Travels Fast
  • Bad News Travels Fast - Hand Embellished Canvas by Mr Controversial
    Bad News Travels Fast - Hand Embellished Canvas
  • At first they'll hate you- Hand Embellished Canvas by Mr Controversial
    At first they'll hate you- Hand Embellished Canvas
  • I'm So Glad We Made It Through Lockdown - Hand Embellished Canvas by Mr Controversial
    I'm So Glad We Made It Through Lockdown - Hand Embellished Canvas
  • I'm So Glad We Made It Through Lockdown by Mr Controversial
    I'm So Glad We Made It Through Lockdown
  • At first they'll hate you by Mr Controversial
    At first they'll hate you
  • Doing the Talking- Hand Embellished Canvas by Mr Controversial
    Doing the Talking- Hand Embellished Canvas
  • Doing the Talking by Mr Controversial
    Doing the Talking
  • No Amount of Concealer- Hand Embellished Canvas by Mr Controversial
    No Amount of Concealer- Hand Embellished Canvas
  • No amount of Concealer by Mr Controversial
    No amount of Concealer
  • Good Things Take Time III by Mr Controversial
    Good Things Take Time III
  • Good Things Take Time III- Hand Embellished Canvas by Mr Controversial
    Good Things Take Time III- Hand Embellished Canvas
  • This is reality by Mr Controversial
    This is reality
  • Normal Once by Mr Controversial
    Normal Once
  • Learned From Experience by Mr Controversial
    Learned From Experience
  • Bad Idea by Mr Controversial
    Bad Idea
  • I don't make mistakes ii by Mr Controversial
    I don't make mistakes ii
  • I don't make mistakes... by Mr Controversial
    I don't make mistakes...
  • You're so full of shit... by Mr Controversial
    You're so full of shit...
  • I'm too insane to explain by Mr Controversial
    I'm too insane to explain
  • It's ok if you don't like me.. by Mr Controversial
    It's ok if you don't like me..
  • In a room full of art .. by Mr Controversial
    In a room full of art ..
  • If mouth doesn't say it .. by Mr Controversial
    If mouth doesn't say it ..
  • Leave Me Alone by Mr Controversial
    Leave Me Alone

You’ve not seen this image before presented in this way, but it reminds you of something familiar. He creates Imagery that elicits an emotional response and triggers a nostalgic or dark memory, packaged in satirical, relatable captions and quotes.

Drawing from his professional experience in the advertising industry working on campaigns for a variety of brands, his work is born out of a passion for crafting engaging visual communication and marketing psychology; understanding the science behind the things we buy, buy into and /or share and also personal frustrations of a social media obsessed world.

Relatability, shareability and storytelling are the foundations of his own artwork and no longer Ad campaigns for brands.

Mr. Controversial says; “Each piece should be instantly relatable to the viewer, as if you have stumbled upon something that hits the nail on the head of your own everyday life, making the ordinary extraordinary & hilariously absurd.

I want to create art that speaks to people on a personal level, (the inner you) as if I know something about them that nobody else does. If you don’t look at my art and think ‘OMG that’s so true’ or ‘That’s SOOO me, I can relate’ and if you aren’t blown away by the aesthetic in the imagery and oil paint… then I haven’t bloody done my job!”

Latest Artworks

Framed Size: 76 x 100 cm


Framed Size: 61 x 91 cm


Framed Size: 76 x 100 cm