Fanakapan started painting on the streets in 2000 around Bournemouth and Bristol following his studies at art school and finding its roots in the skate culture he was immersed in at the time. Starting out with creating five layered stencil designs, it wasn’t long before Fanakapan found this an unfulfilling medium with which to express himself. On the street Fanakapan having taken a break from stencil based works then set to start his long evolving journey with balloons in 2010 as his subjects of choice, initially focusing on more translucent rubber effect designs. This marked the natural direction for Fanakapan to become immersed in, offering much scope for the chance to develop his focus on light and shadow in order to bring his works to life. On a project in late 2014 he decided to go with some balloon musical notes that he found via Google a design for a chrome based balloon design which sparked a change from the translucent to the opaque, reveling in the reflections and shadows such subjects offered, allowing him to focus in the folds and drop shadows. It was a few months later in Berlin that Fanakapan painted his first full on chrome based design, something which he has been pursuing in a variety of approaches since, continuously striving and succeeding to improve and enhance his style and effect, demonstrating his superb use of shadow and reflective light highlights to make his works just pop of the surfaces they adorn in a full 3D effect.