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Silly Pear, a.k.a Charlie Nivison, is a Sydney-based artist whose artworks are bold, playful, and colourful. Growing up in a creative household in northwest NSW and studying graphic design in Canberra, Nivison is strongly inspired by music, movies and pop culture. His works have a strong use of colour and appropriate comic book characters for graphic effect; they’re vivid, engaging, and powerful.

Nivison’s process is concept driven and typically begins with working by hand before being completed digitally. As he says, ‘I’ll usually just have an idea or see something that sparks a concept. I then sketch this out ’til I think it’s ready to either draw up onto an object or canvas, or I’ll scan it into my computer and start digitally sketching it up ’til I’m happy with it.’

An obsessive surfer, Nivison would like to ‘paint more murals and public art (as well as) get some bigger barrels!’. In the meantime, however, when he isn’t creating artworks or illustrations he works as a screen printer, predominantly printing bold and graphic illustration and type work upon t-shirts.     

Doin it for the love since 08.


My artwork titled ‘Cosmic Fate’ is all about how we may have to search for waves on other planets if we continue to treat the ocean and environment the way we currently we do.


"Silly Pear is now much more than just a T-shirt company but has morphed into a design hub and is now based out of and Sydney. Offering a Illustration, design, creative direction, branding and screen printing service, Silly Pear is alternative to Generic design."

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