Street Artist: Stik

6 Jan ’11

Stik

Stik has been creating Stik people around London for over ten years and anyone who has wandered around Shoreditch recently will have been greated by Stik’s supersize, bright street art adorning shop shutters and walls. Stik people initally began to appear in Hackney Wick and in recent years marched westward to Shoreditch and the rest of London.

Stik people, although androgenous and constructed from simple shapes, are nevertheless capable of conveying complex body language and emotion. These themes of human emotion and expression are infused in Stik’s brightly coloured street art. Stik, the street artist, himself was homeless for a period and ideas surrounding human vulnerability are also detectable in his art.

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“Beauty is in movement. That’s what it’s about. Beauty is about the way that someone moves their body. You can tell by someone’s walk if they’re angry, whether they’re happy or if they’ve just eaten. You can tell a lot about someone just by the way they’re moving their back or their eyes. There doesn’t need to be a great deal of detail there. You can see it from across the road. You can see someone silhouetted against a white wall in the night and check whether they’re walking in an aggressive way or if they’re someone you know. That’s what I’m trying to capture in my work – that direct recognition” – Stik, in Little London Observationalist, 6 December 2009

Check out Street Art London’s Stik photos from all over London after the jump.

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Check out more street artists at Street Art London’s ‘Artists’ site here at streetartlondon.co.uk/artists.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Antonia Street Heart July 13, 2011 at 7:18 am

Great work! Sunny regards from BERLIN

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G street December 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Really awesome

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Laraine Callow May 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Can each Stik street art be captioned so we know exactly where they are? I’d love to have a look! (I recognise a couple of them – he is now doing more in Dulwich but where exactly?)

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Chris Jones June 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm

It’s pretty one dimensional. It will be interesting to see if he can evolve and take this somewhere.

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dAzErO August 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm

i just love it indeed ;O)
greetz from berlin 2 london

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Jahmar Amani October 17, 2012 at 7:33 pm

So nice to meet you in the streets ny keep up the great work

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