Sofles has been both reviled and embraced by the media over his ten-year career that began as a graffiti artist in Brisbane. Following years of perfecting his craft, he burst onto the scene in the late 2000s with various sold-out exhibitions, collaborations with artists such as Anthony Lister, Ben Frost and Revok, and contracts with the likes of Red Bull and Adidas.
With many a finger in many a pie, Sofles’s work spreads across illustration, tattoo, canvas and any markable surface. Sofles’ imagery is wide and varied, with collages of mind-bending abstraction melting into intricate form, perfect snapshots of the artist’s wild imagination.
Sofles’ bold use of colour renders pieces so distinctive that they have firmly set his reputation as one of Australia’s most-watched contemporary artists. Constantly working, be it in the studio or on walls in Brisbane, Sofles continues exploring new techniques and mediums, keeping the ever-building snowball rolling.
Sofles started off writing WOOKS about six years ago then changed to Sofles 4 years ago. Sofles started out to do 3-d but after many failed attempts moved towards a more traditional style.
In 2013 Sofles creates a series of stunning works on the walls of an abandoned warehouse in this motion control time-lapse. The video “The Ultimate Timelapse with Sofles” was created by Selina Miles for Ironlak, an Australian spray paint brand. The video also features the work of Fintan Magee, Treas and Quench.
|2014||First Coat festival||Toowoomba, Australia||Group|
|2014||Hurley Printing Press and Art Cube||Australia||Group|
|2013||Rise Festival||Christchurch, New Zealand||Group|
|2013||Limitless – Video Premeire & Exhibition||Jugglers Artspace, Brisbane||Solo|
|2013||Red Bull x Ironlak presents Shida, Lister, Sofles and Vans the Omega (video)||Home Nightclub, Sydney||Group|
|2013||Roskilde Festival||Roskilde, Denmark||Group|
|2013||Veil of Anonymity (videos and pictures)||Published Arthouse, Adelaide||Group|
|2013||Roxburgh Park Mural Project||Roxburgh Park, Melbourne||Group|
|2012||4 Letter Word||Lower-Fi Gallery, Sydney||Group|
|2011||Self est (prt 3)||Kippax St Car Park, Sydney||Group|
|2011||Carbon Festival||Melbourne, Australia||Group|
|2011||RTIST||Rtist Gallery, Melbourne||Group|
|2011||Sofles & Fintan Magee||Hole In The Wall Gallery, Fremantle, AU||Group|
|2011||Fragments of Consciousness||Rtist Gallery, Melbourne||Solo|
|2011||Red Bull Wreckers Yard||Melbourne, Australia||Group|
|2011||Horror Sleaze trash||Prahran, Australia||Solo|
|2011||YOUNG AND FREE Show||941 Geary Gallery, SF||Group|
|2011||Dream Travels||Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane||Group|
|2010||Ladies Of The Letter Form||Low-Fi Collective, Sydney||Solo|
|2010||Go Font Yourself (Chapter 6)||Sydney, Australia||Group|
|2010||Go Font Yourself (Chapter 6)||Melbourne, Australia||Group|
|2010||Go Font Yourself (Chapter 6)||Brisbane, Australia||Group|
|2010||Go Font Yourself (Chapter 6)||Adelaide, Australia||Group|
|2010||Sofles solo show||Bull n Bear Basement, Adelaide||Solo|