Kid Acne is a UK-based artist, illustrator, print-maker and emcee. Born in Lilongwe, Malawi he lives and works in Sheffield.
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 culmination of these interests informed the development of his own unique aesthetic, which he has adeptly translated into various product designs, installations, graphics, animations and silkscreen editions.
Kid Acne has painted large-scale murals across continents and exhibited work extensively over the past two decades. Rendered in a distinct illustrative style, his images have adorned campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands, while the artist himself continues to paint epic slogans in the back streets of South Yorkshire.