Orrible, real name Jon Horrell is an artist based in the rolling countryside of Devon. Orrible has been making his mark since an early age growing up in Plymouth exploring areas of urban decay whist being heavily immersed in the skateboarding and drum n bass counter culture of the late nineties into the 21st century – all heavy influences on his work today.
Living and working just outside Salcombe, it is here where he feels most at home and how his signature style of stencil art has emerged. Orrible has a deep rooted love for nature and animals and this is portrayed beautifully throughout his collection of works which can be in the form of a street paste , canvas, or studio screenprint.
Operating from a 500 year farmhouse in his Pig Sty studio with nesting owls, swallows and bats overhead, he bases his art on his local natural surroundings but with the element and execution of street art and graffiti of the city, a far cry from the busy sprawling streets of London or Amsterdam were his street art can be found.
“I love the freedom street art gives – love it or hate it, it makes you stop and think for a bit! You can’t help but look , you’re almost forced to take notice.”
Orrible is a strong supporter of Bristol based charity TEMWA, having sold many pieces at their annual contemporary urban art Auction ‘Art for Africa’ rubbing shoulders with heavy hitters in the art game such as Inkie,Mau Mau,Toasters and Paul Mcgowan in the street art mecca of Stokes Croft, Bristol raising much needed funds for the desperate people of Malawi.