It is not often that you come across a young professional runner who shares a passion in creative arts and athletics.
Born with a partially formed arm, Gab competes in the T46 classification (arm amputees) 100 metres. In 2010 Gab was selected to compete in the Commonwealth Games at the tender age of 18, the London Paralympics in 2012 and won a silver medal at the 2013 world championship in Lyon for the 100m T46 category.
And that’s not all, Gabs artistic ability goes unnoticed, his unique style using acrylic paints (mainly pastel colors) and black and white is presented onto skateboard decks, and various paper sizes. Gab signs his work with alter ego ‘Pirate Material’ (Inspired from ‘The Streets). Pirate material describes his artwork as observations through a child’s eyes. Meaning all the subjects are very simple and bold, Gabriel also restricts him self to no shading and 2d form, working only through shapes. In early 2013 Gabriel held a sold out show at R.H.D on Ebenezer place selling out in less than two hours.
Upcoming projects from Pirate Material include a tee shirt and deck release, various art shows and a collaborative artist journal zine with Henry Steinford under 1LOVEADL.Pirate Material Tumblr
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