“I miss doing paste ups if I haven’t been out for a while. I think the fun of doing it outweighs the fear of arrest.”
Creating her colourful work using a combination of collage, paint, photography and print; Shuby’s original reinterpretations revel in absurdity, kitsch and irony. Working in a wide range of mediums including paintings, printmaking, ceramics and reworking found objects, her brash visions are almost dream-like in their technicolour intensity.
Shuby’s street art can be found in various locations around the South of England with strong influences from Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi. Her set of royal portraits using rabbit heads was entered into the Royal College of Art secret show and her sought-after biscuit jar series have become instant collectables with celebrities such as comic Noel Fielding.
Shuby has created a large amount of street art including spray painted shutters. Originally inspired by singer and dancer Josephine Baker, she has since embarked on a journey evolving a range of images inspired by dance, technicolour film, retro advertising and photography.
Originally from Ramsgate, Shuby comes from a family where everyone painted and went on to graduate in print making from Manchester University. Aside from her street art, Shuby has redecorated an East End fruit shop and a racing Jaguar stock car as well as painting customised clothes.