Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A Travellers Guide to Stencil Art

Stencil graffiti is quickly becoming one of the most popular parts of the underground art scene, and it seems politics too after David Cameron gave Barack Obama a piece of street art on his last state visit.
In this blog we will be giving a quick stop tour around some of the world’s finest works of art illegally hung on walls around the world.

Firstly we start off with an artist called “Mantis”. Mantis is a London based artist fighting for wall space in and around Old Street. Mantis is most famous for painting over Banksy’s famous Pulp Fiction stencil on Old Street roundabout and replacing it with two African orphaned children holding banana skins.
His style is more politically orientated stencils of nuclear war, famine and corporate greed.
You can also see his work around the Shoreditch area, London.

Jef Aerosol
This artist is one of the kings of the stencil art scene and has been producing work across France for around 30 years. His mark can also be found in London, Lisbon, Venice, Rome, Amsterdam, Chicago, New York, Brussels and Beijing (specifically the Great Wall of China)
His most famous pieces of work are Jimi Hendrix, Sitting Kid, Twiggy and many more.

This duo is made up of Andrea Michaelsson and Ilia Mayer. There unique fantasy worlds have been spicing up the streets of Barcelona for the best part of a decade. They merge 1930s movie stars and ancient Greek mythology, their style has won many plaudits on both sides of the Atlantic with exhibitions in LA and London. Their style also implements Anime style portraits tying in with the fantasy element.