MR DOODLE (B. 1994)
MR DOODLE (B. 1994)
Mr Doodle began consuming the Earth’s surface with doodles a little time after he was born in 1994. He started out by covering his parents’ furniture with doodles and eventually his whole bedroom until he realised his home wasn’t a big enough canvas and he began doodling on the walls of local fast food restaurants and schools. During his career, Mr Doodle has constructed a whole new visual phenomenon: his DoodleWorld, where he manifests his vision of the world, producing mesmerising and dense clusters of characters, objects and patterns that grow and multiply relentlessly.
Mr Doodle began to garner recognition in the art world in 2017 and has since seen a meteoric rise in interest in his work. He stands at the forefront of a new art wave, taking the online art community by storm with a mass social media following. Truly a millennial artist, his works provoke discourse on what we consider fine art today.
Mr Doodle’s works transcend beyond the canvas, invading furniture, big surfaces, clothing, and more. Like other artists of his generation, he also explored a number of collaborations with iconic brands, including Fendi, Puma, Samsung and MTV to begin with. But where Mr Doodle separates himself is in his sense of purpose: a deep and obsessive compulsion to expand and share his vision of his DoodleWorld. As a form of release or meditation, his process is fluid, therapeutic, unrestrained, and without hesitation, as if channeling directly from his world into ours with great stamina. He ultimately seeks to spread a sense of wonder, happiness, and love.
“My intention has always been to create a universal doodle language that can relate to and attract people from all over the world.” – Mr Doodle
Recent solo exhibitions include Doodle Kyoto (2019), Shimadai Gallery, Kyoto, Japan; Doodle Tokyo (2019), Daikanyama Hillside Forum, Tokyo, Japan; and Doodle World (2018), ARA Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.