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British street artist Stik's "Walk" on show in London

05-04-2012 08:45 BJT

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Celebrated British street artist Stik's latest works have gone on display in London. The exhibition entitled "Walk" is currently on show at the Imitate Modern art gallery in the British capital.

Walk features large-scale canvases, light-boxes and sculpture. Stik hopes the exhibition will show fans how he's developed.

Stik said, "This show is about movement, about moving forwards as a person and as an artist. I wanted to get that feeling of taking a step and being tentative, moving forward cautiously but trying to think about where I am going and what I am taking with me."

Stik attends the private viewing of Walk by Stik at
Imitate Modern on April 19, 2012 in London, England.

The artist's new work may have been made in a studio, but his famous stick-figures remain signature. Stik had previously spent many years living and working on the streets. This prompted his involvement in street art because it was accessible and non-discriminatory.

Stik said, "Many great artists have been overlooked because their work has not been in a commercially viable state. For a long time it meant a lot to me that I could just go and take a paint brush and a spray can and a roller and just go out in the night and put stuff up that was immediately accessible to other people."

Stik has created large stick figures across east London. This was seen on
Great Eastern Street, EC2.

Stik began his career in East London - considered one of the top world centers for Street Art.

Since starting out he has become one of the movement's seminal figures. His work is so sought after that the pieces featured in Walk sold out on the first day of the exhibition. "Walk" will be on show at the Intimate Modern gallery until May 10th.

 

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

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