Born in London in 1982, Will Gates (roids) is a British visual artist who engages in a range of creative practices informed by his graffiti background. Among them painting, analog typographic design, mural painting, and sculpture. Gates's work intersects a deeply studied approach to form, and dimensionality, with an aesthetic charge emanating from the environmental exploration of his graffiti practice, Mining from urban history, personal experience, and the nuances of arts connected crafts. Known for his innovation and influence within the conventions of graffiti, Gates's work is constantly evolving. A measure of graffiti's inherent competitiveness and his own unique investigation into the stylization and abstraction of lettering.