Cheba began painting on the streets of Bristol – his hometown – in the early 2000's. Shortly after his first experience with spray cans, he became addicted to painting the city's landscape. Ever since, he has been a well-known figure in Bristol's thriving street art culture.
Cheba's recent work is heavily inspired by space, specifically imagery coming from Deep Space telescopes like Hubble. His works consists of parts of the cosmos in an otherworldly and unfamiliar way. It blurs the line between the representational and the abstract.
With a handful of seasoned magic and some spray paint, he creates star-like formations such as nebulae and galaxy clusters. By applying traditional media such as oil, acrylic, ink and resin layer after layer, thick paintings appear that are formed and shaped like any sculptor would. Each time you shift positions, you will receive a different perception of the artwork. So, in order to be truly immersed by the depth of his work, you need to see it with your own eyes!
Cheba has also donated a serious amount of works, but most notably he was selected for two charitable fundraising public art exhibitions – Gromits Unleashed and Wow Gorillas – alongside household names such as Sir Quentin Blake, Peter Brookes & Peter Blake. His sculptures have raised quite a sum up to this day.