Meek (street artist)

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Meek (born 1978, Melbourne, Australia [1]) is a notable street artist operating out of Melbourne, Australia, and specialising in the subgenre of stencil graffiti.

Meek started putting up street art in early 2003 and enjoys the irony of his name in a subject area that is all about bragging and boasting.[citation needed]

He lived in London for some time and was exposed to the work of Banksy. As well as stenciling prolifically, Meek has also hijacked billboards, and used wheat paste and stickers.[citation needed]

The book Stencil Graffiti Capital devotes a chapter to Meek.[2] Other books that display his works are Stencil Pirates by Josh McPhee,[3] Conform by Saskia Folk[4] and Street art uncut by Matthew Lunn.[5] Meek also appears in feature documentary RASH 2005, a film which explores the cultural value of street art in Melbourne, Australia.[6]

His work has been exhibited in:

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  1. ^ a b "Begging for change. 2004", Meek bio information at National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia
  2. ^ Jake Smallman; Carl Nyman (2005). Stencil graffiti capital : Melbourne. New York: Mark Batty Publisher. ISBN 0-9762245-3-4. 
  3. ^ Josh MacPhee (2004). Stencil Pirates: A Global Study of the Street Stencil. New York: Soft Skull Press. ISBN 1-932360-15-8. 
  4. ^ Saskia Folk (2005). Conform: FoToFolk no.1. Melbourne: Macmillan. ISBN 1-876832-68-1. 
  5. ^ Matthew Lunn (2006). Street art uncut. Melbourne: Craftsman House. ISBN 0-9757684-3-3. 
  6. ^ RASH (2005) - Feature length documentary film about Melbourne street art and graffiti. Official website

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