Melbourne based Liam Snootle has been impressing us with his origami inspired creations both on the street and on canvas. Snootle uses spray paint in a range of contrasting tonal increments to create a series of angular shapes. The paintwork is tight and the depth created is very effective.

These works are as much about colour theory as they are form and context. Red represents warmth and comfort whilst his blue paintings tend to be inspired by tension and anxiety. The shapes generated are not just borne out of a desire to create an aesthetically pleasing abstract form; The axis points are influenced by a variety of mathematically calculated factors. They are maps, journeys, constellations and progressions through musical adventures, usually coming from the direction of a post-punk soundtrack. Check the titles of his paintings – you’ll see what we mean.

Earlier this week our order of Art and Stuff – Liam’s newly released book – came through the letterbox. The self-published book is a high quality, large format 60 page full colour selection of paintings and street art installation shots documenting his work from 2014. The book is a steal in itself at $45 Australian Dollars and comes signed by the artist, but early orders include an original and unique 9×12″ painting on unstretched canvas making this an absolute no-brainer of a must-have purchase from this exciting artist.

Grab a copy of the book for yourself here.