Justin aka Xak a South Australian-born artist who has worked from Byron Bay to Tennant Creek. Highly influenced by the D.I.Y. punk movement and the early dance music festival scene,  Justin has had a go at anything from installation performance art, large-scale lanterns and fire sculptures to blacksmithing and tattooing. 
More recently Justin has been more focussed on traditional media in painting and drawing focussing on portraiture of Australia’s subculture. He sees his role as an artist as some kind of social journalist and the streets as a form of unfiltered social media, accessible to everyone . 
Justin's research has led to an interest in Australia’s war artists he plans to spend part of next year documenting the battle of the Arabunna people against BHP at the Lizards Return Protestival in April. 
To contact Justin or to see more of Xak & Babas adventures please contact him at:
Instagram: xak_de_leeuw

Cancel Culture

22 x 35, Oil on Recycled Canvas, NFS - Private Collection

Shaman Australis

40 x 40, Oil on Canvas, NFS - Private Collection.

Works on Paper
Works on Paper
400 Homes Project
400 Homes Project
Street Art
Street Art


40 x 30, Oil on Canvas, NFS - Private collection.

Uncle Kev

36 x 36, Oil on Canvas, $1200 - Funds to assist Uncle Kev defend his country.

Froot Loop

24 x 35, Oil on Canvas, $720

Blue Boy

31 x 31, Acrylic and Oil on Recycled Canvas, $440

Mia vs Johan

17 x 23, Oil on Found Painting, Framed, $350

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