Preston Paperboy

Artist & fashion designer from London (UK)


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The Story

Emerging as one of London’s premier contemporary artists, Paperboy’s unique style blends the pragmatic structure of photorealism with the colorful vitality of abstract expressionism. Using a broad array of mixed media, Paperboy has separated himself from other artists by creating complex, textured portraits with vibrant color schemes.

Born in England, Paperboy studied architecture at Brighton University, but upon graduating, shifted career-paths to focus his creative energy on pursuing his passion of creating art and developing a personal brand. The distinct “Smiler” logo, featured on all Paperboy’s work, is a nuanced signature that represents his growth as an artist -- the face’s sad smile and single tear a nod to his past and his ongoing battle with depression -- the $$ eyes a reminder to not let wealth or fame cloud his vision as an artist -- and the three lines overhead a symbol of the light and peace he’s found on his artistic journey.

A talented artist with an entrepreneurial spirit and unrelenting work ethic, Paperboy has built a dedicated online following that has helped spread his work and made him one of the most popular up-and-coming street artists in the United Kingdom. Never satisfied, Paperboy plans to further refine his signature style, while branching out into new mediums like sculpture and three-dimensional art.



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