About

I'm KEEGAN, a digital artist connecting via LDN.

Origin

I grew up playing SNES and PC games. Hacking any system I could get my hands on. Overclocking CPUs 'til they smoked. Lurking comic shops. Digging the crates for niche American comics and imported Japanese manga. Sharing fan-subs on IRC and BitTorrent. Meticulously copying drawings of my favourite characters and beginning to experiment with Photoshop. Creating my first digital work.

Then, in the mid-2000s, I discovered hip-hop and began a graffiti adventure that took over my life for the next decade. By 2009, I had launched The London Vandal - an underground online journal where I shared my observations of the scene. I was blessed to link up with local and international graff stars to create digital content and deliver releases that resonated with a few rare collectors in the community.

In 2015, six years after launching the zine, I stepped away from my gonzo journalism. The Internet was changing and so was the graff scene. I powered down The London Vandal's server, taking the archive offline. Then, during the Great Hard Drive Crash of 2016, most of the backup was lost for good. 

But graffiti and street-art had introduced me to a diverse world of talented artists and I vowed to one day join their ranks.

Practice

Being a full-on Internet addict means always absorbing new information and reference materials from a wide range of fresh, unexpected and exciting sources.

My long time love of manga comics has obviously informed my style and my obsession with hip-hop influences the stories told in my work.

I mostly work digitally, particularly using vector graphics. More specifically, I use a Windows 10 PC, a Wacom graphics tablet and Adobe Photoshop for sketching, then Adobe Illustrator for digitally "painting" final works as vectors.

My aim is to soak up knowledge and inspiration from a range of art forms but I find myself focused particularly heavily on nerd and hip-hop culture and the sci-fi/cyberpunk genre I know best.

I try to experiment with different mediums such as video, motion graphics, photography, 3D and animation - and still I sometimes venture outside to paint a wall.

Chat

I share work and meet people at pop-ups, and on Instagram. DM me.
I post videos, streams and podcasts on YouTube. Please sub.
You're welcome to come hang on my Discord server.
I (poorly) maintain a couple of playlists on Spotify.
Otherwise, email keegan@bykeegan.com or contact me here.

Keegan at Sneakerness