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Matisse, Modernism, And Metal: Meet Artist And Athlete Gab Cole

Gab Cole captures his dual identity in a self portrait.

VICE Staff

Gab Cole is master multi-tasker. As a paralympic sprinter, most of his day his spent training for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. As an artist, the remainder of his day is spent painting in his studio where he creates artwork that is reminiscent of Matisse if he listened to a lot of metal.

In this episode of Self Portraits, we ask Gab to walk us through his conflicting identities while actually painting a self portrait in his studio.

Self Portraits is a series supported by ALT, who want to empower you to keep doing you. You can find out more here , and view the rest of the series here.