Posts Tagged ‘stick figure’

Artist of the moment ……..Stik

Stic is a wonderful street artist based out of London, England. As you can probably guess by his chosen name “stik” is based on a stick figured character. Done with a minimal approach and usually only eyes to tell us something about the character.

Price range information: Most works range from $1,000 to $5,000. At auction houses including Christie’s, prices for Stik have broken the 20,000 pound barrier.

Stik has run graffiti education workshops.

 

Stik has also tried to hide his identity, much like Banksy. The artist lived in a homeless shelter for one year before having his first public show.

In this clip we view a great interview with Stik. Stik also draws a news anchor from life. Very simple lines, the news anchor thought it was something his nine year old might draw!

In this clip some more works by Stik:

With the emergence of Stik and more and more urban art appearing in auction houses one can’t help but hope that urban art as museum quality art is here to stay. With some great artists like Stik, Banksy, the photographer JR, and Swoon these very talented artists are now receiving world wide acclaim.

later,

Dan

Artist of the moment…..Street artist master Monsieur A….Andre Saraiva

 

Andre Saraiva is a well known street artist that also goes by the more common acronym “Monsieur A.” He started doing graffiti works in 1985 and became well known for his character that is a stick man with an X replacing an eye and most times the figure is wearing a top hat. He started spraying this character all over the streets of Paris in 1995. The figure has a name and that is ,”Mr. A.”  Saraiva was born in the year 1971.

 

Price range information: When working in a small series of 50 t0 100 prints cost $2,000 to $4,000.

A link for the artist’s own website: http://www.monsieura.com/

Mr. A has evolved now into the night life scene and is a well respected entrepreneur when it comes to night club activity. He has worked in Paris, Tokyo, and New York.

Mr. A also has appeared two times on film. One was with street legend Banksy. Another occasion was for the premium vodka Belvedere.

In this clip we see a trailer for the movie made by Banksy that includes Mr. A!

In this clip a short bio and interview with the artist.

The artist used to run a fashion boutique store that also featured his character art on clothes and various other accessories. His wife was the well known French artist working with light and now doing music named Uffie. Her debut album came in 2010. Her given name is Anna Catherine Hartley.  The couple were married briefly in 2008 to 2009.

Other Parisian street artists I have featured that you should check out would be Invader and Zevs.