Dicy was born and bred in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands. After the broadcasting of the seminal Hip Hop documentary Style Wars in 1985 on Channel 4, Dicy became heavily addicted to the explosion of the UK graffiti scene. In 1987 Dicy went to Birmingham to embark on a two year art foundation course - surrounded by a quickly flourishing graffiti scene in the midlands, especially in Birmingham, he used art college as a means to experiment with many different art forms such as screen printing and painting, whilst spending every other opportunity drawing and painting graffiti.
From here, Dicy went to Bristol to take on a degree in 3-dimensional design - when he arrived, he found a graffiti scene that had been driven underground due to a series of arrests and a general crackdown on graffiti within the city. Over the next few years, with an influx of new graffiti writers coming to study in Bristol, Dicy became part of the TCF crew, a group of artists that were to become a huge part of the developing Bristol scene.
Alongside projects for different companies like Channel 4, Wrangler, Fred Perry, Dunlop and Virgin, Dicy started to establish himself as an important part of the Bristol scene, organizing several different exhibitions and events. In 1998, he set up a partnership opening the well respected clothing store Alterior - very much supporting the whole graffiti scene through selling related clothing and products and pushing local artists through a monthly exhibition space within the store.
Initially known for his 3D and graphic letter forms, Dicy’s style has become more twisted and abstract with the flow and structure of the piece being the key element to his work. The ‘fill in’ of Dicy’s early pieces has now become the main content, pushing him to work more loosely and break things up into a more dynamic and abstract style. More and more incorporating lots of different tools and mediums, you can find a piece by Dicy might well be just a selection of marks and brush strokes, or more in depth with letterforms or imagery. The ultimate result will be that the piece will excite and occupy the viewers eye the more you look and study the painting.