Hailing from Ireland, graffiti writer Aches has been painting in the scene for ten years. He takes influence from his surroundings, including old hand painted signs around Dublin, as well as drawing influence from his design background and digital art. Aches will consistently search for inspiration outside of graffiti, to help create fresh ideas and unique compositions, and then mix all of these influences with the foundation of graffiti.
Aches creates his pieces both digitally and by hand, opting to keep a consistent, regular colour range. Although his pieces are bright and striking to look at, he stays clear of fluorescent paint, preferring to highlight with lighter colours and shade with darker tones. He uses colour in a clever way to layer and build upon each-other, to create his spectacular gradients and patterns.