Who Is SMUG?

Sam Bates aka SMUG or Smug One is an Australian born artist based in Glasgow, Scotland who is known for his photo-realistic murals. Allegedly, he started experimenting with spray paint at the age of 11. SMUG is working entirely freehand, using aerosol cans alone.

Smug Glasgow

~ By SMUG ~ Glasgow, Scotland – Photo: thisiscolossal.com

Smug One

~ By SMUG ~ Glasgow, Scotland – Photo: @smugone on instagram

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Grandparents

Photo realistic mural by Glasgow-based muralist SMUG located in the centre of Melbourne’s business district (on┬áthe wall of the former power station on the corner of Lonsdale and Spencer streets).
This mural depicts SMUG’s gradparents.

Smug melbourne

~ By SMUG ~ Melbourne, Australia – Photo: streetartnews.com

Smug melbourne grandparents

~ By SMUG ~ Melbourne, Australia – Photo: streetartnews.com

More information about SMUG and his work tomorrow!


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