Kade Valja is a multi-disciplinary artist from Grafton (Northern NSW, Australia) exploring interests in organic form, energetic forces, technology, consciousness and perception using PERMACRYLIK scenic paints.
About Kade Valja Born in 1996, Kade is an emerging street and fine artist. Originally a traditional graffiti writer under the name of ‘KSER’, in his early teenage years, Kade began exploring and practising with traditional and contemporary media in unison with his dynamic street art/graffiti disciplines. Living primarily off his art since leaving high school, Kade experiments with a wide range of media from studio/mural and live painting, sculpture, animated drawing, instalment and printmaking.
“Most of my work is created with a loose frame and a solid intention in mind, along with an openness to letting the process and material speak to me in its own authenticity. There is a highly experimental facet to my practice which is always present” he said.
Kade’s Style Kade refers to the linework he paints as Bio Electrical Currents. “They are something that I had intuitively stumbled upon whilst in a meditative painting session. Little did I know that this would be a huge stylistic push in a more energetic direction” he noted.
Why PERMACRYLIK/PERMACRYLIK Paints?
Kade Valja began his practice painting walls and they still remain his most enjoyable canvas. As a born scavenger, at age 12, Kade started using scrap house paints that he found on council pick-up piles and at the local tip. He gradually learnt more about paint on a chemical level, testing out many types and different qualities of the paints that he found. After some years of foraging, he was able to start buying paint and found his favourites. With a burgeoning reputation came some successful commission work, and from that the funds to go to the local art store to see what was available. This is where he found his first few 1 litre tins of PERMACRYLIK scenic paint. Enchanted by the quality of colour, the beautiful matt finish and the longevity of these paints, the PERMACRYLIK range became Kade’s favourite to use, both inside and outside the studio.
Earlier in 2022, Kade painted thirteen pieces for his first solo exhibition entitled Earthly Delights. He found the PERMACRYLIK Metallic paint colours perfect for this project. “My Earthly Delights series of paintings shine with a brilliant lustre and will continue as time goes on due to the long-lasting metallic colours. The PERMACRYLIK Metallics are by far the best quality, most dynamic acrylic colours available” Kade reported.