Panik (Jack Murray), born London 1986, is a multi-disciplinary, contemporary artist whose career stemmed from the London graffiti scene of the late 90's and early 00's where he played an era-defining, role within.
During the mid-00's Paniks output began to diversify with the introduction of his now prolific faces that began to appear on the streets of the capital. Alongside this he began to develop studio-based work that led to a string of exhibitions in London, Amsterdam and NYC in the years that followed. While very much a self-taught artist, Panik briefly attended London's Central St Martins although, after struggling to adapt to the formulaic approach of art school, left in order to carve out his own lane which he's travelled in ever since.
Panik currently resides in the Lisbon region of Portugal and creates work that, at times, playfully fuses elements of his surroundings with some of the broader global issues we face and points of reference that have been accumulated via his own personal experiences. With a process often starting with photography and film documentary before leading on to large scale mixed-media pieces, Paniks work exists as an energetic reflection of the world around him as viewed through his own eyes and is communicated through a unique, hybrid, style that exists somewhere within the realms of abstract expressionism and surrealism but is at times referred to by himself as 'mid-century oddernism'.