My name is Bobby Grey, born in 1989, in a small town in The Netherlands.
Co-Owner of Tempest Tattoo Studio, Amsterdam.
I studied Graphic design in Amsterdam, shortly after worked as graphic designer , but as creative it may seem it was not at all.
So i left that aside and focussed fully on making art and later on started full time tattooing.
I opend my compagny in 2016 and been Full time professional tattooer and contemporary artist since.
In september 2023 Claudia and me opened our own high quality tattoo studio; Tempest Tattoo Studio, located in the beautiful cirty centre of Amsterdam.
For tattoos I am Specialised in:
Solid BlackOut tattooing,
Trash Polka Tattooing!
About my tattoo styles;
My Abstract tattoos offer a unique and artistic expression, allowing me to explore a wide range of imaginative concepts. To provide an expansive playground to explore unconventional forms and concepts, allowing for a personalized and thought-provoking visual experience.
Trash Polka tattoos, I do are known for their chaotic yet harmonious blend of realism and abstract elements/chaos. Presenting a thrilling challenge to seek for balance, structure and disorder.
Heavy Blackwork tattoos, characterized by dense, dark ink, demand precision and expertise to create intricate patterns and black shading that stand the test of time.
Solid blackout tattoos and Solid heavy blackwork require a careful touch to meticulous approach, as I navigates the delicate balance between achieving a bold, uniform appearance and ensuring the design retains its distinctiveness.
In the realm of backwork/abstract/trash/modern tattooing and cover-ups, these styles become powerful tools.
Trash tattooing, drawing from the unconventional, can breathe new life into cover-up projects, transforming old ink into avant-garde masterpieces that defy traditional norms.
The versatility of Abstract, Trash Polka, Heavy Blackwork, and blackout styles empowers me to operate the intricate terrain of brand new tattoos even as cover-up tattooing, turning the canvas of the human body into a captivating tapestry of renewal and artistic self-expression.
Each style offers a distinctive journey for me to showcase skill in translating diverse inspirations into timeless and visually compelling body art.
Second place winner of the Global Tattoo Awards 2023 in the Trash Polka Catogory.
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From a young age, my artistic journey has been a relentless exploration of creativity, with a focus on contemporary art that gravitates toward the enigmatic realm of abstract realism.
Steeped in the world of vivid imagination and self-expression, my canvas is a reflection of the intricate dance between the dark reality and the unseen.
While creating; my brushstrokes, paint and watercolor washes converge to bring forth a distinctive fusion of emotions, often veering towards the darker and more profound aspects of the human experience.
Through my paintings, I strive to capture the nuanced shades of emotion, revealing a tapestry of feelings that transcends the conventional boundaries of art.
In the interplay of light and shadow within my work, there exists a poignant narrative, inviting viewers to delve into the depths of their own emotions and perceptions.
I did multiple Art expositions and markets in The Netherlands and Belgium.
since 2022 im also most likely to be found at "De Duystere Markt" .
Which is a "dark market" where you can find all dark/obscure art, taxidermy, skulls etc.
The paintings i make now a days are mostly watercolor/gouace, acrylic, mixed media, oil and spraypaint.
I also work on commission, if you have something in mind always feel free to send me an E-mail with your wishes.
In early 2022 I was invited to take place in the Art-Battle Amsterdam, which was a cool painting event located at Pllek in Amsterdam-Noord.
There were 2 rounds of 20 minutes live painting sessions with silent auction.
Happy to tell you both rounds I won, and both paintings were sold directly during the event.
C0-Owner of Tempest Tattoo Studio
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