„Liesl“ 2010 / 190 x 250 cm / Spraycan Grafitti on Canvas. Kid Acne was born in Lilongwe, Malawi 1978 and is a Sheffield/UK based artist, illustrator, print-maker and emcee. His formative years were spent writing graffiti, self-publishing fanzines and making experimental hip-hop – invariably designing and printing the record sleeves by hand. The combination of these interests informed the development of his own unique aesthetic, first documented in the seminal Scrawl tome (Booth-Clibborn Editions, 1999). A stalwart of the international Street Art movement, Kid Acne has painted large-scale murals across continents and exhibited extensively over the past two decades. In 2011, Museums Sheffield hosted the first comprehensive retrospective of his work, attracting over 50,000 visitors. Rendered in a distinct illustrative style, his art explores a variety of themes from colloquialisms and typography to mythology and architecture. Most notable however, are his depictions of a self-realised tribe of enigmatic female warriors known as Stabby Women.Kid Acne’s work can be seen throughout the globe; from wheat-pastes in Melbourne, to gallery shows in Los Angeles, murals in South Yorkshire and animations online. And he still has acne.