Tim Naish a.k.a The Underground Merry-go-round is an English artist based in France specialising in graphic art for boardsports industries.
With a fresh and intriguing style of illustration designed to demand attention, Tim uses complex, unconventionally decorative detailing that allows him to effectively adapt content imagery to meet varying client’s needs while still providing the same striking impact.
Tim’s is a self taught artist who, after escaping from the science industry, was clearly affected by his chemical overexposure, becoming compelled to obsessively fill spaces with his decoratively warped visions. Taking early inspiration from the likes of old school skateart, comics and death metal album covers, his digitally hand drawn artwork often depicts comically striking and peculiarly detailed otherworldly scenes that invite the viewer to look further into the image to discover the numerous hidden visual stories and characters.
Oddly dark, strangely amusing.
Nonsense that makes perfect sense.
Tim’s creative aim is to try and live up to The Underground Merry-go-round definition:
- feasibly one of the most difficult words in the english language to define plainly and simply, particularly without using it in the definition
- a group or movement organized secretly to work against an existing regime.
- a media genre intended for an elite audience, that is often characterized by its high levels of originality and experimentation, and does not conform to typical standards, trends, or hypes as set by the popular mainstream media
- Just a continuous fun, fun ride!
With this in mind Tim offers his illustration services to like minded folk who want to go against the status quo and attract attention to their products.
This Promo Video explains all.