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Artist of the week
Juan Sly

Urban art is a combination of street art and graffiti. Cult Artist Sly is one of Londonart's best sellers. His original artworks have the ballsy, spontaneous attitude of street art and Sly offers a way to transfer this edginess onto your own wall. It is important to him to get his art out to his followers "... for the price of a poster". He uses spraycans and stencils, "...but not done on canvas, that's just too trite. Urban art ain't right unless it's sprayed on something it shouldn't."

As a support, in the absence of a street corner, he sprays images onto the pages of the Daily Telegraph that have been borrowed from the pub. He says, " If you're lucky you might get a half finished crossword. Humour is frequent in Sly's art and yet at times his art has a poignant quality too. "The subjects which make up Sly's prodigious and popular output are found in politics, popular culture and high art. He creates hybrid images which draw upon notable figures such as Margaret Thatcher, Prince William & Kate Middleton in "That's How you Make us Feel" and our own monarch in "Spliff Queen", They are often accompanied by slogans which powerfully speak back to those in power.

Popular culture provides a huge storehouse of visual icons often from films: Batman features in "Bat Gay", the Daleks in "Even Masters of the Universe have to go Shopping". and Star Wars in "R2D2P" and "Star Whores". Some works have overtly political and peace-loving messages such as the lonely cockroache that cries out, "Hey Guys, I think they've gone!" "Sin Olympics", "War Child" and "Dove Dog Fight",

Sex provides images which attract, as well as art influences such as Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, Edvard Munch in "Scream in the Machine" and "Valiue Art" too may be seen as a contemporary homage to Andy Warhol.

 

IT'S ART JIM (On Plain Paper) - Street Art in your home for the price of a poster
IT'S ART JIM (On Plain Paper) - Street Art in your home for the price of a poster
£ 40

The Absence of Bullets(On paper) - Street Art in your home for the price of
The Absence of Bullets(On paper) - Street Art in your home for the price of
£ 40