Paul Insect is a British street artist, most famous for his first solo show Bullion exhibition at London’s Lazarides Gallery, when famous Damien Hirst purchased the show days before it opened. Insect also goes by the name of PINS.
Paul was born in southeastern England. He studied graphic design for 4 years at Hastings and Salisbury art colleges. He has executed some of the most celebrated and provocative exhibitions in recent memory for which he draws inspiration from the absurdum of Dada, combined with the sleekness of modernism, yielding surreal renderings that point playfully at the deep dark underbelly of adult life. In the 1990s, Insect became known for his witty stencil and spray painted works, before transitioning to the gallery scene with color-drenched canvases, which teetered precariously between tradition and something far more messed up. Never before has chaos been channeled in such clean lines.