STIK

Stik is a graffiti artist based in London, and is best known for his large stick figures that decorate the streets of London, Europe and the rest of the world. Perhaps Stik’s most famous work is Little Big Mother, a 125-foot mural of a mother and child on a condemned tower block in West London.

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This work took 9 months to plan, and criticised the act of uprooting entire communities for the benefit of the rich. We love how Stik sees his work as a collaboration between art and environment, calling his process a “collaboration with the city” that gives a voice to marginalised communities.

Stik attributes his distinctive style to his obsession with stick figures when he was younger. His skills developed through art school, and his work as a life model allowed him to excel in anatomy and composition. He then took his art to the streets in his twenties, and picked up skills from his fellow street artists. Stik’s first solo show was held at the since-closed NO: ID gallery in Shoreditch, and in 2008 Stik’s work was exhibited at the legendary space The Foundry. Stik attributes a lot of his artistic growth to these early shows. The street artist’s work has also been exhibited at Imitate Modernin 2011, and in 2012 Stik collaborated with curator Ingrid Beazley, where he recreated Old Masters images in his signature style. These were then exhibited in Dulwich Picture Gallery.

We’ve been working with Stik since 2012.

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