Rhys Wootton is one of the founding members of BRAG back in 2006. He was just about to start his final year at Brighton Uni studying Illustration when he was immersed into the world of gig posters from Chuck Sperry's masterclass. Since then Rhys has worked abroad with Firehouse Kustom Rock in San Francisco, Non-Grata in Estonia representing BRAG during an international print festival and with Bongout in Berlin as the gallery's printing technician. In March 2011 he represented BRAG at Flatstock during SXSW in Austin Texas.
After leaving Brighton Uni he worked at Output studio with Ben Duarri (Screen-Prince) and Mark Hooley (MNKY) for a year further developing his screen-printing style. After leaving he became a member of the North-Star Printmaking Co-operative and continued his own studio practice at Achromat studio.
Currently he runs The Octopus Gallery below his studio at 28 York Place, Brighton that specialises in international gig posters and art prints, whilst supporting and promoting up coming, underground and local artists. Rhys still continues to create artwork for bands and record labels, whilst working on his own personal projects. The V&A museum have two of his posters in their print archive and he will be in a book about British Poster making published by the V&A in 2012.
His work mainly consists of epic scenes using dynamic perspective and vibrant colour pallets. Heavily influenced by concept art and comics his visions are fueled by pushing his imagination, inspired by the music he creates for.