Jon Horrell, a.k.a. Orrible, is an artist based in the rolling countryside of Devon. Orrible has been making his mark from an early age in Plymouth, exploring areas of urban decay whist being heavily immersed in the skateboarding and drum n bass counter culture of the late nineties into the 21st century – all heavy influences on his work today.
Living and working just outside Salcombe, it is here where he feels most at home and where his signature style of stencil art has emerged. Orrible has a deep rooted love for nature and animals and this is portrayed beautifully throughout his collection of works which take the form of a street paste , canvas, or studio screenprint.
Operating from a 500 year farmhouse in his Pig Sty studio with nesting owls, swallows and bats overhead, he bases his art on his local natural surroundings but with the element and execution of street art and graffiti of the city, a far cry from the busy sprawling streets of London or Amsterdam where his street art can be found.
“I love the freedom street art gives – love it or hate it, it makes you stop and think for a bit! You can’t help but look , you’re almost forced to take notice.”
Orrible is making waves in the art world with his simple yet effective style of stencil work with bold, striking hand sprayed colour-ways and blends. Mixing bold spray-painted stencils with diamond dust , gold leaf or newspaper clippings to create beautiful eye catching works of art. All of his work is hand finished , hand cut stencils.
“The more simple it is, I find the more effect you can have giving my work a real pop feel to it. I can’t deny my influences – I love Warhol,Banksy, Eine, Faile, Snik and Jeff Aerosol to name but a few.”
Orrible is a strong supporter of Bristol based charity TEMWA, having sold many pieces at their annual contemporary urban art Auction ‘Art for Africa’ rubbing shoulders with heavy hitters in the art game such as Inkie, Mau Mau, Toasters and Paul Mcgowan in the street art mecca of Stokes Croft, Bristol raising much needed funds for the people of Malawi.