About me

Teo Skaffa is not big in Japan.

He's also not big in the Netherlands where he hails from. However, this makes for very little suffering, since the happily habitual user of all things forbidden by law (in most countries anyway) consistently chooses to pick the fruits of life, rather than dwell on the sufferings. He limits his concern to cats (which he has a borderline creepy fascination with) and 8 and 16-bit era video games of yesteryear. Due to (or in spite of) all this, Teo Skaffa is deeply moved by his life's encounters every day.

As a result, (and also because it's the only thing he's good at) he paints all of the situations he finds himself in as pieces of drama, mystery or blunt ruggedness. While one piece may has a set of cryptic meanings, the other can revolve around a simple dark element. Whichever way depicted, there is always a central creature based on someone he has met (or wished he had never met).

If anything, they are like pets to any lonesome persons groggy existence.

Teo Skaffa also enjoys writing biographies in the third person.

Fumblin' With The Blues

Solo Exhibition 

Location: Istanbul. Turkey

Gallery website

Live Build Temporary art store

Temporary pop up art store where all the money from sold works went to fund the building of a new school in Cameroon, Africa

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

art store website (Dutch)

The decked project 2010

all art on skateboards

The Decked Project is a fine and dandy collection of artists / illustrators / designers / tattoo artists and generally ink-stained fellows. 

Location: Coningsby Gallery, London

Decked Blog

The decked project 2009

all art on skateboards 

The Decked Project is a fine and dandy collection of artists / illustrators / designers / tattoo artists and generally ink-stained fellows. 

Location: Stolen Space gallery, London

Decked Blog

Wall Candy

Group show

Location: Louise T Blouin Institute, London, UK

Eight by Eight group show

Location: Pink Ghost, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Gallery website

Defenders of the Universe group show

group show where all artists made work about their childhood heroes

Location: 696 Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Everyone In Together group show

Group show

Location: Gallery 1988 San Francisco, USA

gallery website

Paper pushers Group show

Group show with all works on paper

Location: Gallery 1988, San Francisco, USA

Gallery website