The small town of Kallered in Sweden near Gothenburg will soon have its first mural, completed by various artists from Europe (including Ruskig, Tasso, Kaos, Clean, Unir1…). The mural is located in a tunnel underneath the town’s train station, turning grey concrete into a colourful painting whose featured themes were chosen by local inhabitants.
My contribution was a piece for the theme ‘Love’ featuring a 60′s looking couple about to kiss, with their hearts and veins visible. As if they were swearing to be together forever. A la vie, à la mort. // Until death tear us apart.
Title: ‘A la vie. A la mort. // Until Death Tear Us Apart’ – Made with: Stencil, Spray paint – Kallered, Sweden – 2014
New collaboration with Sr.X. En Apesanteur.
Title: ‘Over’ – Made with: Stencil, Spray paint – London, UK – 2014
What a real honour to be asked to do a TED talk. And what a challenge when I was told that the theme is “Everything you know is wrong“! The event took place on Saturday 20th September at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol, Cyprus. It featured 17 speakers and performers, as well as workshops and side activities. My talk covered issues regarding street art and its evolution, and how we can bring/spread public art.
Video coming soon, watch this space!
Sigmalive TV Channel interview:
I would like to thank the organisers and the team of TEDx Limassol who have been amazing, and also Stuart from Inspiring City for his help, make sure you check out his blog!
I painted these characters on Stories bar in Broadway market, using the white window structure and blue background that were already existing. The composition include two couples drinking and having fun, and a pug dog looking out.
The wall was organised by Happenstance who has curated an exhibition featuring five artists and taking place inside the venue.
Title: ‘Let’s get wasted (again)’ – Made with: Stencil, Spray paint – London, UK – 2014
Feeling really honoured to be featured on the cover of London-based magazine Courier. Their fifth issue explores the evolution of street art into a multimillion pound industry. It looks at how social media and urban gentrification has taken street art into the mainstream, shaken up the art market and made superstars of the A-list artists.
You can read the article here // See where to pick up the magazine here
Yesterday, Birmingham hosted for the first time an exciting event that gathered more than a 100 street and graffiti artists: City of Colours. Taking place around the Custard Factory in 10 different locations, the event also featured tours, live music, street food, workshops and an affordable art fair.
For the occasion I painted this piece featuring four animals wearing suits and fighting, which is inspired from an actual image of politicians fighting. I used shades of browns and a red background that enhances the violent atmosphere.
Title: ‘Politics.’ – Made with: Stencil, Spray paint // Birmingham, UK – 2014
“Dinner is ready” is a funny piece painted for the 8th edition of Paint and Beer Festival (organised by Snub23) in Amsterdam. The event gathered 35 artists from all around Europe in a large warehouse on Saturday 29th. My piece depicts a teenager doing graffiti who is caught by his mum.
Photo credit: Photo 1 and 4: Zabou / Photo 2 and 3: Sander Busser
Title: ‘Dinner is ready!’ – Made with: Stencil, Spray paint // Amsterdam, Netherlands – 2014
Title: ‘Have Some Fun!’ – Made with: Stencil, Spray paint // Brick Lane, London, UK – 2014
Fun paint jamm in Gloucester this weekend, organised by stencil artist Beastie. The event showcased both local and UK-based artists such as M-one, Tankpetrol, Kef, Hannah Chloe, Sr.X, Lost Souls, Saki, Artista (…).
I painted a new version of my ‘Less Cleaning More Street Art’ piece, featuring a 50′s housewife lying on the floor instead of cleaning it, surrounded by paint. The husband makes an appearance in the back.
Title: ‘Less Cleaning More Street Art 2’ – Made with: Stencil, Spray paint // Gloucester, UK – 2014
Lost Souls Crew
Saki & Bitches
Really happy to be featured in ‘Planet Banksy’, a recently released book compiled and introduced by graffiti artist KET. It features pieces by the famous Banksy, as well as works by street artists from around the globe including Icy and Sot, Hogre, Aiko and many others. The book is available for purchase here.
‘Planet Banksy: The man, his work and the movement he inspired‘, by KET, O’Mara Books Ltd, 2014.