Jerry Rugg aka birdO is a Canadian muralist based in Toronto. While his surreal geometric animals can be found on canvas, in digital print, and installation, birdO is primarily known for his large scale mural work on walls and buildings around the world. He utilizes the principals of graphic design in his painted works and treats his surfaces as editorial layouts which make his animals easily identifiable with their unique look and composition.
The style I am known for includes an animal in an abstract geometric form. Through my travels I have had a lot of success in local communities as an animal can always have an emotional connection to any viewer. I will often choose a creature with a specific tie to the area. My process always begins with reference to the space I'm painting, I will research for the appropriate critter and render to fit the medium with consideration to flow and composition.
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