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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

  • They Say Good Things Take Time VI Book by Mr Controversial
    They Say Good Things Take Time VI Book
  • I'd Tell You To Go To Hell IV Book by Mr Controversial
    I'd Tell You To Go To Hell IV Book
  • I'd Tell You To Go To Hell III Book by Mr Controversial
    I'd Tell You To Go To Hell III Book
  • I'd Tell You To Go To Hell II Book by Mr Controversial
    I'd Tell You To Go To Hell II Book
  • I Don't Make Mistakes V Book by Mr Controversial
    I Don't Make Mistakes V Book
  • Fear the Fire II Book by Mr Controversial
    Fear the Fire II Book
  • Bad Choices Make Good Stories VI Book by Mr Controversial
    Bad Choices Make Good Stories VI Book
  • At First They'll Hate You Book by Mr Controversial
    At First They'll Hate You Book
  • 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
  • Stop Listening to the Ass Who Told You by Mr Controversial
    Stop Listening to the Ass Who Told You
  • Stop Listening to the Ass Who Told You- Deluxe by Mr Controversial
    Stop Listening to the Ass Who Told You- Deluxe
  • At First They'll Give You Butterflies by Mr Controversial
    At First They'll Give You Butterflies
  • At First They'll Give You Butterflies- Deluxe by Mr Controversial
    At First They'll Give You Butterflies- Deluxe
  • If My Mouth Doesn't Say It by Mr Controversial
    If My Mouth Doesn't Say It
  • If My Mouth Doesn't Say It- Deluxe by Mr Controversial
    If My Mouth Doesn't Say It- Deluxe
  • If You Change The Way You Look At Things by Mr Controversial
    If You Change The Way You Look At Things
  • If You Change The Way You Look At Things- Deluxe by Mr Controversial
    If You Change The Way You Look At Things- Deluxe
  • The Darkest of Places by Mr Controversial
    The Darkest of Places
  • The Darkest of Places-Deluxe by Mr Controversial
    The Darkest of Places-Deluxe
  • Your Biggest Fan by Mr Controversial
    Your Biggest Fan
  • Your Biggest Fan- Deluxe by Mr Controversial
    Your Biggest Fan- Deluxe
  • Always Late But Worth the Wait by Mr Controversial
    Always Late But Worth the Wait
  • Always Late But Worth the Wait- Deluxe by Mr Controversial
    Always Late But Worth the Wait- Deluxe
  • You're So Full Of Shit III by Mr Controversial
    You're So Full Of Shit III
  • You're So Full Of Shit III- Deluxe by Mr Controversial
    You're So Full Of Shit III- Deluxe
  • Deal with the Devil by Mr Controversial
    Deal with the Devil
  • If anyone asks.. - Hand Embellished Canvas by Mr Controversial
    If anyone asks.. - Hand Embellished Canvas
  • If anyone asks.. by Mr Controversial
    If anyone asks..
  • Fear the Fire by Mr Controversial
    Fear the Fire

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: 12 x 14 inches
Price: £695.00 £495.00


Framed Size: 32 x 42 inches
Price: £1,895.60 £1,395.00


Framed Size: 25 x 35 inches
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