Preston Paperboy is a contemporary artist who works in mixed media, taking inspirations from street culture and current affairs.
"I like to invoke thought; contain chaos. It's a message mechanism, but the direction of the message is up to the viewer. Art happens there and then; nothing is planned."
Preston Paperboy's trademark smiler, which has made his art iconic, is depicted with dollar signs for eyes, a sad smile, and a tear. The smiler represents the fundamental misdirection of modern society against what really matters.
"I always see my inner child in the smiler, too focused on financial gain rather than legacy. It reminds me to continue to chase my dreams, to leave my legacy... My dreams are simple - based on 3 success pillars: Wear my own clothes - Hang my own artwork - in a house designed by me."