Helmeted Characters from the Realm of Cool
Not far away in an alternate universe, wild animals don helmets for piloting jets, riding motorcycles and going to war. These passionate characters are the creation of Rhys Owens, a Welsh artist who’s been stricken with a serious case of cool… and we’re all lucky that he’s sharing.
Owens uses a variety of techniques to create his works, ranging from the traditional to the digital. Regardless of method, they have a appropriately grungy look, as if the images were lifted off cement walls who have met a talented stencil artist: paint drips, rich textures and street based themes abound. In fact, not all his characters have helmets – some are satisfied to accessorize with hoodies, Ray-Bans and paint rollers.