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Stephen Doan – ARRRGHNOLD 2020

Read our interview with Stephen Doan.

Stephen Doan aka Stevie D is a Melbourne based illustrator, tattooist, graphic designer and failed breakdancer. Best known for his hyperrealistic stylised portraiture work, Stephen's tattooing influences have also armed him with a more loose, graphic approach to his image making. With a strong interest in low brow art, 80's paraphernalia and tattoo culture, coupled with a graphic design background, this has enabled him to explore other subject matters with the same sensibility and eye for composition. 

ARRRGHNOLD 2020 is a visual chronicle of Stephen Doan's response to the year that was 2020. Faced with a creative block, and living under lockdown due to the pandemic, Stephen began to channel his emotions through his chosen spirit animal: Arnold Schwarzenegger. This collection of work by the Melbourne artist is emblematic of a universally challenging year, and invites viewers to have cathartic release through comedic relief.

Artworks will appear below from 7:00am on Thursday, 29 October 2020.