Jody Thomas is a Bristol based artist and designer he began painting in 1988 at the now infamous Barton Hill Youth Club in Bristol developing a strong black and white figurative style alongside other Bristol artists: Inkie, Cheo and Banksy. After a long 18 year break he was interviewed for the book ‘Children of the Can – 25 Years of Bristol Graffiti’ in 2008 by Felix Braun, he was brought out of his retirement after a misheard answer was printed in the book that he was ‘making a comeback’.
Since then his work has gained momentum and a strong following and he has exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy, the Affordable art Fair in New York, London and Bristol and had 2 sell out solo shows at the Weapon of Choice Gallery & Eventspace in Bristol. Although not officially 'Graffiti' in the strict and traditional sense of the word he considers himself more an aerosol artist. His work takes inspiration from fashion and film and takes a strong, graphic and noirish take on photorealistic female portraits.