In late 2015 - after only one solo show - Novak became the first New Zealand born artist in the country’s history to exhibit alongside the giants of the contemporary art-world’s two, most significant streams: Pop Art and Street Art. At Struck Contemporary, Toronto, Novak showed alongside Warhol, Haring and Lichtenstein, as well as Brainwash, OBEY, and Banksy, before pursuing his second solo show in Toronto, in 2016.
Novak’s aesthetic exemplifies the connection between Pop and Street scenes. Merging stencils with bright colours; using screen printing alongside collage elements; and employing a deft sensitivity to the iconic, Novak’s work is paving the way for the next generation of urban artists, following in the wake of Banksy, OBEY, et al. His motto ‘Never Stop Dreaming’ promotes the sanctity of the imagination and of childhood passions, and his art consistently delivers his uplifting message with visual alacrity.