Tristan Schoonraad, aka Schoony was born in north London in 1974, is a multi-talented urban artist whose unique aesthetic and technical brilliance has brought the art world by storm. His Hyperrealist sculptures question war, mortality and contemporary society.
Schoony’s background is in special effects and prosthetics for the film industry, participating in blockbusters such as Troy, Harry Potter, and Gladiator, among many other films.
He took the plunge into a new career as an artist to share his passion for life cast sculpture.
Schoony exploded onto the London art scene in 2008 at Mutate Britain’s “One Foot Under the Grove”, one of the most pioneering street art exhibitions to date.
His most iconic life cast sculpture “Boy Soldier” first unveiled outside the houses of parliament as an anti-war protest, is now a household name, featured in Hollywood blockbusters and collected internationally. Since then Schoony has experimented with many different themes, examining capitalism and pop culture, with his keen eye and technical ability Schoony remains one of the few artists working within the life-cast discipline. Schoony’s career has gone from strength to strength, exhibiting widely throughout Europe and the US;
It’s precisely Schoony’s ability to replicate reality down to the smallest detail that seems to appeal to his famous customers. Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Damon Albarn, and Benedict Cumberbatch are art lovers and collectors, and they have all purchased versions of Schoony’s artwork