Death Spray Custom is an artist living and working in London. That’s all we, the general public, are offered when inquiring into who or what Death Spray Custom actually is. What we do know, however, is that s/he/they utilize a tremendous dexterity with auto paint and finishes to produce extraordinary solo projects and collaborations with partners that have included Cinelli, Feather Cycles and Tokyo Fixed Gear. The latest is a 24″ BMX cruiser liveried as an extension of his recent exhibition at The Gallery in Reddchurch St in London: Delight & Destroy.
Delight & Destroy was held in July and without having attended, I can’t say whether the cruiser was actually included in the show, but it certainly displays DSC’s ability to apply a style across a range of media. The body of the show consisted of a series of sport car bonnets imprinted with slogans from a world where brands have unabashedly taken over and blatant consumption runs rife. Our innocent BMX has been corrupted by an invisible evil, perhaps redeemed only by a damn good thrashing.