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Kyle Hughes-Odgers is an Australian painter, illustrator and installation artist. He has exhibited artwork and created large-scale street art extensively throughout Australia and internationally: Los Angeles, New York City, Singapore and Europe. His work is held in numerous private and public art collections. Kyle’s vibrant work has been featured in art- and design-related books, magazines and websites such as Insite Magazine, Juxtapoz online, The Wire Magazine, Sunday Times, Empty magazine, Ekosystem, Kingbrown magazine and Woodentoy magazine.


Above the Earth and The Vacuum by Kyle Hughes-Odgers

Question And AnswerILLUSTRATOR KYLE HUGHES-ODGERSCHICKEN OR BEEF? Describe yourself/your work/your studio in a few words.
KYLE I share a studio with Sean Morris. It’s a large space in an old maternity hospital in Perth, Australia. The studio has a great vibe, the hallways have a ghost vibe.
My work is based on my interest in narrative, pattern, decay, texture and anything old and handmade. I paint a lot of my work on wood and old walls outside.

COB? What has been your latest travel location?
KYLE I had solo exhibition in Berlin at Okazi gallery in February and then headed over to Turkey for some adventures, slept in a cave. It was an amazing trip.

COB? What will be your next destination?
KYLE I’m heading up to Port Hedland in the North West of Australia to paint some big walls in the desert.

COB? Do you draw inspiration out of traveling?
KYLE Yep, I find traveling to be one of the most important things for me. A majority of my work is narrative based so meeting new people and experiencing new things is great.

COB? Chicken or beef, when the stewardess asks you?
KYLE Vegetables. but double cheese and crackers.

COB? Five things you take with you on a solitary island?
KYLE I already live on a solitary island.

COB? Who should be asked next these questions?
KYLE Max Berry

COB? Thanks a lot Kyle!

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Kyle's studio in an old maternity hospital in Perth, Australia