Jack Irvine is an Australian artist whose work is an unlikely expression and response to growing up amidst the working social class of Sydney's southern suburbs. His paintings are quintessentially Australian, with a slip of Reg Mombassa, a slop of Ken Done, and a slap of surfer Ozzie Wright. These contradictory visions are populated by a myriad cast of the absurd and outrageous, parodying and rebelling against the very fabric of our modern paradigm without apology. They'll make you look again, and again, as the stories keep unfolding.
His work took an early foothold in music through the grunge-pop band Skegss, as their t-shirts for a while became Irvine's most recognised canvas. The appreciation for his work continued as vanguard international artists including Billie Ellish and Benee commissioned Irvine to design their merchandise now seen worldwide.