Artist profile

Location Shellharbour

Artist Type Professional


Jyiro is a multidisciplenary artist from the Illawarra region of NSW Australia, known internationally for his bold, vibrant, Primitive-Pop street art paintings of animals. Using aerosols to produce a unique style of bold outlines with vibrant colour and primitive line work, depicting animal forms.

Jyiro does not limit himself to this one discipline and style. Design, watercolour and acrylic paintings that have been seen throughout galleries in australia. He has painted pet portraits in his primitive-pop style, that can be seen hanging in homes throughout australia.

Jyiro has his own self titled clothing label which has floated worldwide.

Jyiro has painted at a number of live events including the Shoalhaven River Festival 2017, Wonderwalls Festival Wollongong 2016, and more recently, at The John Shaw awards night presented by the Arup Group and Roads Australia.

With a Cert 3 in signwriting, Jyiro finds himself still painting signage with aerosols for businesses state wide. He has worked with local youth centres and schools, facilitating workshops and programs in aerosol art. As a father of two, Jyiro finds himself rather busy, yet loves to be able to work as a full time artist and cant wait for his next art adventure with his family.

  • About

    Street art, primitive pop,urban art are all styles i could fall into. My subjects range from animals, pets, people. I draw inspiration from the outdoors, nature, family and everyday life.

  • Biography

    Im 34yrs old, born in sydney and moved to the illawarra when I was about 10 and started drawing when I was about 7. Originally a graffiti artist before pursuing an art career at the age of 22.

    I studied signwriting and graphic design. My career has consisted of painting murals, exhibiting my work in various galleries, facilitation workshops in partnership with schools and councils, commissioned artworks and hand painted shirts. I have been lucky enough to paint in 7 countries throughout europe.

  • Awards & Career highlights

    2011 - Outpost project-cockatoo island

    2012 - Dino card wars -the Australian Museum

    2016 - Wonderwalls festival - wollongong

    2017 - Waterloo tunnel project- London (uk)

    2018 - John shaw awards night live painting-sydney town hall

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