Artist Luke Passey focuses on shape, pattern, and texture through his work. His work, which is often brightly coloured and easily recognisable, covers everything from traditional prints, canvas paintings and huge murals and can be seen across Manchester.
How would you describe yourself?
I just struggle to talk about myself a lot, but it's because I don't really do art for myself, I do it for other people. I'm Luke Passey, and I'm an artist in Manchester, I like to make a bit of a mess as you can tell. All my works are abstract, free flowing, very expressive and it just comes to my mind in a moment in time. If I'm painting murals, they're always done fairly quickly and, you know, I get stuff done as fast as I can. I like to just make things colourful and bright in places as and when I can.
All my studio stuff is much more intricate and well thought out, I like to spend a lot more time on that stuff because I see it as more of a personal endeavour rather than a gift for a public. If I paint on the shutter or in the streets, it's for other people really, whereas in the studio it's a lot for myself. But maybe they'll get into it.