New2 began painting in Melbourne Australia in the early 1980s. He is a founding member of the Da Mad Artists (DMA) crew who were prominent figures in the Australian train writing movement. He was part of the first generation of writers and street artists to gain recognition outside of Australia. New2 is still writing on walls and also investigating other areas of his creative field, utilizing paper collage, ceramic versions of his lettering, and wooden sculptures. He has exhibited in both group and solo shows in Australia, United States and Europe. While his wall pieces are visually modern and progressive, his work respects the ongoing tradition of letter writing.