International artist paints the town

INTERNATIONALLY renowned artist Joseph Boin a.k.a Art By Destroy stopped by Collie last week to complete some commissioned artwork at the Crown Hotel. 

Boin has painted public artwork both in Perth and across the globe, and said he was happy with the end result of the Collie-inspired work. 

“I was commissioned to paint the pub, and I wanted to bring some colour to the drab outdoor part of the pub,’ he said.  

“I was given free rein with the design so I kind of just went with it.”

Boin completed two main murals in the pub courtyard including a large-scale aerosol painting of resident pub-dog Oscar the British Bulldog, and a Coal mining inspired piece. 

“I painted Oscar from a photo, and was really happy with how it turned out,” he said. 

“I was sort of briefed on the town and I had a look on Google and saw a bit about what the town was about before i put together some ideas.” 

“I gathered some images and decided to represent the working side of things, that’s why I have done the painting of the Haulpak truck.” 

“It took about 4 days of working 10 hours to complete the detailed designs.” 

The Perth-based artist  has been painting for over 20 years but only started as a full time job since 2012. 

“I have a bit of a tattooing background and then started doing art full time from there,” he said. 

“I am not limited to one style of art, I specialise in a lot of realism and traditional graffiti lettering, a bit of everything really.”

“My main medium is aerosol, it’s quick and effective, but I also work with acrylics and other things.” Boin has painted commissioned public art pieces across the world and said he enjoys to paint when he is travelling. 

“I have other murals on South Beach in Fremantle, Perth City, Mount Lawley, Applecross, basically all over Perth metro area,” he said. 

“I also like to travel and paint around the world, and have work in Berlin, Amsterdam, Spain, Nepal, Bali, and other places.” 

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