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Street art and graffiti in Brighton

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Toothpicker There have been 1 comment(s)

Odisy and Aroe

Odisy and Aroe MSK's Run DMC mural in Kensington Street, created in 2008

 

Brighton is known for its arts and culture scene, and so it is not surprising to see a thriving street art scene here. The city is full of original street art pieces including a Banksy – the two kissing policemen – which was sold off at an auction, and now the spot is replaced by a replica. Is Banksy the Picasso of the street art scene? It seems like it.

 

Aroe MSK

fat heat  Daryl Bennett

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Top row: Aroe MSK; 2nd left: Fat Heat; 2nd right: Sinna One

 

Kensington Street in The North Laine has a high concentration of prodigious street art murals. Most of the multi-storey walls here covered with artworks by local or international street artists like Aroe MSK, Hungarian-based Fat Heat and London-based Odisy etc.

One of the newest pieces is a mural of dogs, commissioned by the Brighton Festival. Created by Brighton-based artist and illustrator Sinna One, the playful piece was inspired by Laurie Anderson's love of dogs.

 

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Resin & Spen  Odisy & Tomjiroe

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2nd left: Resin & Spen; 2nd right: Odisy & Tomjiroe; Bottom: RIP Mark Crook by Aroe MSK


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agent petruscioni/Petrusco

Aroe MSK  agent petruscioni/ Petrusco

SNUB23

emily evans

SNUB23

2nd & 3rd right: Petrusco/Agent Petruscioni; 3rd left: Aroe MSK; 5th row: ‘The Doom’ created for Red Bull’s ‘Watch This Space’ event by London-based Emily Evans; 4th & bottom row: SNUB23.

 

I stumbled upon Brighton-based artitst SNUB23's unfinished geometric piece 'Iso Hectic' while I was wandering around the city. The finished can be seen via the artist's website, and it reminds me of M.C. Escher's mind-bending graphical works.

Brighton-based artist Petrusco's stencilled graffiti was initially mistaken as Banksy's new work, partly because of its message of political activism and human rights. The stencilled piece 'Never underestimate the power of the flower' features a woman holding a flower and the peace symbol as a shield, and underneath it is the stencilled signature Agent Petruscioni. Another piece is called 'Revolution starts in your mind. Join in', and can be seen in different parts of the city.

 

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Typographical lettering works can be seen all around the city

 

Besides walls, the city's electricity boxes have also been turned into artists' canvases. Many of them are humourous and even dissuade littering, which is great.

If you visit Brighton next time, don't forget to check out the city's diverse and inspiring street art scene!

 

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Electricity boxes around the city (except 2nd right)

 

 


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1 Response to Street art and graffiti in Brighton

  • Lee Lim says:

    Street artist SNUB is currently holding his first hometown solo exhibition at Bozboz Gallery at 30 Richmond Place, Brighton.

    It’s free admission and running continuously until the beginning of January 2018.

    Posted on December 9, 2017 at 12:59 pm

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