Cocksoup Art

Cocksoup Art

Who is Gary Hogben, would be artist, Middle aged English chap living in Kent, I have always been interested in art since an early age, and I started off by doing pencil sketches of animals, and progressed onto watercolours, giving these away to members of my family.

My first oil painting was done when I was 17, the earliest painting represented on this site is a copy of Metamorphosis of Narcissus by Salvador Dali, which I did in 1985, and it took six weeks!
After that was done I completed numerous other paintings, mostly copies of Impressionist works.
If I liked it, I painted it.

Between 1996 and 2008 I did not paint a thing, only taking up the paint brush, or in this case the spray can after a visit to a street art exhibition, I thought to myself, how hard can that be?.
So I started to experiment with stencils and spray-paint. Progressing onto collage work, the result over the last few years is over 150 artworks, including quite a few commissions. I have sold internationally to America, Canada, New Zealand, Germany and Italy.

One of my pieces has appeared in the February 2016 edition of Vogue magazine, in there Vogues Gallery section.

One of my pieces will be appearing in the February/March 2016 edition of GQ magazine in there bachelor pad article.

One of my pieces will be appearing in the spring 2016 issue of House of Coco magazine in there Coco loves section.


Urban Art 2010, 2012 and 2013 Brixton, London
'Modern day street art and beyond' Group exhibition 21st Sept 2009 to 24th Oct 2009 at The Knapp Gallery, Regents College, Regents Park, London.
CAN? a group show @ Cultivate, Vyner Street 2nd May - 21st May 2013
Group show at Harvey's Celler's Bristol
Solo show 'A gun for your mouth and a bullet with your name on it' 20th December - 10th January 2015 at Doopo Doopo, Forest Hill, London.