One of the UK’s most respected and innovative graffiti writers, Duncan Weston, also known as Petro, is an artist whose 'bugged-out' graffiti practice has been widely admired, and often emulated.
Having started his career as a graffiti artist in the 1980s, his style is in constant movement and has earned him wide respect from the graffiti community, fellow artists and collectors alike.
Over the years, Duncan has travelled wide and far experiencing a varied community of people and places. His pieces, often autobiographical, carry a mix of nostalgia, humour and an acute observational skill.
Duncan's portfolio is particularly rich, having produced work in self-published e-zines, golf courses, go-karts, merchandising, advertising, as well as canvases, prints and paper works.
Duncan's natural transition from the street to the art gallery is due to the artist's tireless production and work ethic, and a direct demand from an audience that has grown up with the artist's visual iconography, and appreciate the rare set of skills Duncan brings onto every piece he produces.
Duncan's 'conceptually artless art' is a result from negating an easy route to success positioning himself into a type of practice that generates struggle, experimentation and entertainment.
Duncan's works have been exhibited in Finland, The Netherlands, Spain, Australia, Norway, France and the UK.
Whistleblower Gallery has been working with Duncan for a number of years and is currently showing the most recent of the artist's works at his solo show WHOLE TRUTH.
Solo show - WHOLE TRUTH, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK
Group exhibition - Oslospa, Oslo, Norway
Solo exhibition - Urban Boat, Residency and Show, Lille, France
Solo exhibition - Works on Paper, China Heights, Sydney, Australia
Group exhibition - Trophy, Duncan Weston and Zo Defferary, Limbo Project Space, Margate, UK
Group exhibition - Gas contemporary, Morecambe, UK
Group exhibition - Chapter II - Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK
Group exhibition - White & Black, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton UK
Hack Morecambe, Gas Contemporary, Morecambe, UK
Solo exhibition - Marry Me, Weston and Weston Gallery, Folkestone, UK
Solo exhibition - Lauren and Ralph, Silver Building, Residency and Show, London, UK
Group exhibition - Up Yules! - Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK
Solo exhibition - Ismerockerski, Le Fix Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fluorescent Smogg, Residency and Show, Barcelona, Spain
Group exhibition - Works on paper, China Heights, Sydney, Australia
Group exhibition - Unruly Suspects, Unruly Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
MA show, University of Creative Arts, UCA, Canterbury, UK
Group show - Out of sight, Proof Gallery, London, UK
Group Show - Venturing Beyond, Somerset House, London,UK
Group Show - Cossmogg, Bristol, UK
Solo exhibition - Works on paper, China Heights, Sydney, Australia
Mapping the City, Somerset House, London, UK
Group Show - Cult of Rammellzee, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Pilgrim, Russell Maurice and Petro, Margate, UK
Margate, D. Weston, Margate, UK
Solo exhibition - Petro, Tower Gallery, Newcastle
Solo exhibition - Beg, Borrow and Steal Galleries, Goldstein, London, UK
Solo exhibition - Stendahl Syndrome, Stockholm, Sweden
Solo exhibition - Hey You, B and B Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Egs and Petro, Make Your Mark Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Demon Hell Riders, Rag Factory, London & Bristol, UK Solo exhibition - Hit by the Windmill, Unruly Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Solo exhibition - Petro, Kind Regards Gallery, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsPetro, Friend and Co Gallery, Bristol, UKSolo exhibition - Too Big to Be Human, China Heights Gallery, Sydney, AustraliaSolo exhibition - Too Big to Be Human, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Solo exhibition - Multi Storey, Strange Cargo, Folkestone, UK
Solo exhibition - Petro, Rag Factory, London, UK