Having been a fan of Filfury’s work for some time, and seeing his work on many campaigns by the likes of leading sneaker retailers Size? and time keepers G-shock, I always wanted to work with him at sneaks&peaks and the sneaker gods answered. Filfury has recently moved back to Birmingham and will be exhibiting work at the next event.
Expect to see iconic trainer silhouettes in classic colour ways such as the Airmax 90 infrared, Stan Smith and current hype machine that is the Yeezy Boost get deconstructed and digitally recomposed as contemporary forms like animals, insects, skulls and guns. His 3D work is available as resin casts or hi-res prints.
The beautiful weather, the natural landscape and happy people… Haha!
People, places, nature, music, fashion and old school graphic design communication… I’d like to say something more profound but I’m a product of an 80/90s youth so tv, toys, cartoons and video games are what I grew up on. Later finding music and fashion.
Are there any kicks that you have struggled to breakdown and recreate?
I really want to do a piece with the AM Plus (TN) but there isn’t actually much material on them once you get around all the plastic… So they are limiting… but we’ll see. Previously anything that I wanted to turn into a bird has been a nightmare until I decided to go with a Converse All-Star – which gave me the material coverage I could create feathers with.
Totally bought into the BOOST hype, they are fast becoming my beaters… All white Adidas Ultra Boost.
I honestly have some really exciting things on at the moment… but cant share… Its actually an evolution of my style and sees mn working on a whole range of physical sculptures for a luxury fashion brand. Watch this space.