Cheba began painting the streets of Bristol in the early 2000's. Shortly after picking up a spray can, Cheba quickly became addicted to painting the city's landscape and has been a long-standing figure in his hometown of Bristol's thriving street art culture.
Cheba has gone on to showcase his work at over 40 exhibitions across the World (5 Solo) alongside illustrious figures from the world of street art including the 'Crimes of Passion' show at the Royal west Academy and more recently The House of Commons. His work has featured in a plethora of publications including 'Graffiti World', 'The Art of Rebellion', 'Children of the Can' and 'Banksy's Bristol' to name a few.
Cheba's style filled with movement can be described as free-flowing, tactile and futuristic spray can expressionism. His recent body of work is heavily inspired by Space, specifically Hubble Telescope images but also an ongoing interest in the contrast of nature and the urban environment. On canvas he combines the graffiti staple of spray paint with more traditional medias such as oil, acrylic and inks.
His recent abstract nebula like paintings are made from layer after layer of various mediums and poured resin, sometimes freestyle and sometimes based on real Nebulae. Using a number of experimental techniques, to create thick paintings that appear almost sculptural. Its difficult to capture the depth of each piece which can be seen differently depending on the angle the work is viewed.
A dedicated humanitarian, Cheba has donated many works but most notably he was selected for two charitable fundraising public art exhibitions, Gromits Unleashed and Wow Gorillas, alongside household names such as Sir Quentin Blake, Peter Brookes & Peter Blake. At auction Cheba's sculptures raised £28,000 and £10,000 respectively, among the highest selling at both auctions.