Stik

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Stik
STIK graffiti.jpg
Stik's graffiti on a shopfront shutter in Shoreditch, London.
Born
Known forGraffiti art
Street art
Websitewww.stik.org.uk

Stik is a British graffiti artist based in London.[1][2] He is known for painting large stick figures.

His work has fetched over £150,000 at auction.

Overview[edit]

Stik paints stick figure-like people as street art.[3] He began in London,[4] working in its northeast area of Hackney, especially in Shoreditch,[2] "and now paints murals all over the world in Europe, Asia and America."[4]

He liaises at the Central Saint Martins Graffiti Dialogues and has been funded to run graffiti workshops.[5] He has worked with 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, a gallery in London's West End.[5] In 2012, he worked in Dulwich, southeast London in collaboration with curator Ingrid Beazley, where he recreated Old Master paintings in his own style that were exhibited in Dulwich Picture Gallery.[6][7][8][9] This led to further street artists including Conor Harrington, MadC, Mear One, Thierry Noir, Francisco Rodrigues da Silva (Nunca), Phlegm, James Reka (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 February 2013 he collaborated with Noir in Shoreditch.[4]

In April 2012, the London Evening Standard reported that "he was living in a St Mungo’s hostel for the homeless last year as he prepared for his first gallery show."[10]

In March 2013 Stik gave away poster copies of his art via The Big Issue.[1] The BBC said at the time that in "the last two years, Stik's fame has grown with celebrity endorsements and rising auction prices.[1] Since then his work has fetched over £150,000 at auction.[11]

Publications[edit]

  • Stik. Century, 2015. ISBN 978-1780893334.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "BBC News - Street artist to make Big Issue sellers 'art dealers'". BBC News. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "London Street Art Guide: 1. Stik". Londonist.com. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "Street Artist: Stik". Streetartlondon.co.uk. 6 January 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "In pictures: Street art collaboration between Stik and Thierry Noir in London's Shoreditch". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2017-09-05. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Single Stik". Subwaygallery.com. 3–26 March 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  6. ^ "Walking with Stik". Dulwich OnView. 12 June 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  7. ^ "Classical art meets street art as Stik takes to the streets of Dulwich". press.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk. UK: Dulwich Picture Gallery. 9 May 2012. Archived from the original on 24 May 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  8. ^ Bartholomew, Emma (22 May 2012). "Street artist Stik takes on Old Masters like Rubens, Gainsborough and Francheschini". London 24. Archived from the original on 25 June 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  9. ^ "The Outdoor Street Gallery of Dulwich". Inspiring City. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Cult graffiti artist Stik swaps a life on the streets for starry client list". The Evening Standard. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Stik Sculpture Fetches a Staggering £150,000 at Christies Auction for Theatre Charity, 2018". GraffitiStreet. 2018-10-15. Retrieved 2018-10-30.

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