Stik's graffiti on a shopfront shutter in Shoreditch, London.
|Known for||"Graffiti art
Stik paints "stick figure-like people as "street art. He has worked in the northeast London area of "Hackney, especially in "Shoreditch. He liaises at the "Central Saint Martins Graffiti Dialogues and has been funded to run graffiti workshops. He works with organizations including "Amnesty International, "British Waterways, the "Mutoid Waste Company, "Queeruption, and "Reclaim the Streets. He paints unauthorised art as well as pieces that are authorised.
In 2011, Stik had a solo show at "Imitate Modern Gallery in the London's "West End. In 2012, he worked in "Dulwich, southeast London, as featured by "Dulwich Picture Gallery, where he recreated "Old Master paintings in his own style. He collaborated with "Ingrid Beazley of Dulwich Picture Gallery to recreate traditional pictures on the streets of Dulwich. This led to further street artists including "Conor Harrington, "MadC, "Mear One, "Thierry Noir, "Nunca, "Phlegm, "Reka One, "Remi Rough and System, and "ROA, becoming involved to form the "Dulwich Outdoor Gallery of street art around the Dulwich area in 2013.
In April 2012, the "London Evening Standard wrote: "Fiercely private about his identity — like fellow graffiti artist "Banksy — he was living in a St Mungo’s hostel for the homeless last year as he prepared for his first gallery show." In February 2013 "The Independent newspaper featured a collaboration between Stik and Berlin Wall artist "Thierry Noir. The Independent wrote: "The British artist has painted all his life, but first started doing his large pieces in London’s streets a decade ago. Since then he has developed his style and now paints murals all over the world in Europe, Asia and America. He particularly likes the relaxed approach to street art in Berlin, and admires Noir’s work." In March 2013 the BBC reported on a project where Stik gave away poster copies of his art via "The Big Issue. The "BBC also mentioned Stik's growing reputation: "In the last two years, Stik's fame has grown with celebrity endorsements and rising auction prices. Christie's recently sold one of his paintings for more than £6,000."
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