'Aqua Mechanics 1' By Will Barras And Steff Plaetz

'Aqua Mechanics 1' By Will Barras And Steff Plaetz


Spraypaint and acrylic on Saunders Waterford 425gsm watercolour paper 

76cm x 56cm 

Hand signed 

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Will Barras

Will Barras is an artist, illustrator and animation director living and working in London. He grew up in Birmingham and moved to Bristol to study graphic design. Will became one of a new crop of young artists working within Bristol's world renowned street art scene. This led to Will appearing in 'Scrawl' the book,  and alongside Steff Plaetz and Duncan Jago becoming a founding member of the Scrawl collective. 'Scrawl' originally published in 1999 was a seminal book documenting a new movement in street art, graphics and illustration. He was chosen as one of the original artists for the collective, noted for his representations of fluid movement, unique narrative driven composition and line work. This has led Will to travel extensively, painting and exhibiting his paintings in Asia, throughout Europe and the U.S. 


Steff Plaetz

Steff Plaetz began painting in Bristol in the mid ‘90s, developing a loose and spontaneous style incorporating a uniquely 'freehand’ stencilling approach based on 'automatic’ drawings and sketches which retain their rawness through to the final artwork. He was along with his friends Will Barras and Mr Jago one of the original 3 core members of the hugely influential 'Scrawl Collective’. Inspired as much by his globally nomadic lifestyle as his soft spot for quality sci-fi, that was inevitably nurtured by being a kid growing up through the '80s, Steff collides ideas of bleak futro-industrial landscapes with dream-like snapshots of urban activity.