Stik: Dulwich

16 May ’12

Stik Dulwich picture gallery street art london

Stik recently collaborated with the Dulwich Picture Gallery to re-create seven old master paintings from the Gallery’s collection around the streets of Dulwich.  This project represents a daring collaboration between street artist and England’s first public art gallery.  It is also refreshing to see Stik’s work and street art more generally transplanted into leafy and surbaban Dulwich.

Stik found inspiration from regular visits to the gallery and then reinterperated and remixed the work into his own unique style. Stik’s simplification of the works in the street serve to highlight the universal nature of the themes expressed by the old masters. The piece below is Stik’s interpretation of Marcantonio Franceschini’s The Guardian Angel (1716), located at the Push Studios at Blackwater Court, Dulwich.

Stik Dulwich picture gallery street art london

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The works in full:

The Guardian Angel –  Marcantonio Franceschini, 1716:

Stik Dulwich picture gallery street art london

Elizabeth and Mary Linley – Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1772-85:

Stik Dulwich picture gallery street art london

Stik Dulwich picture gallery street art london

Eliza and Mary Davidson – Tilly Kettle, 1784:

Stik Dulwich picture gallery street art london

Pieter Coecke van Aelst – Adam and Eve (The Fall of Man), c. 1520-30:
(on the corner of Beauval Road and Townley Road)


Stik Dulwich picture gallery street art london

Mrs Elizabeth Moody with her sons Samuel and Thomas – Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1772:

Stik Dulwich picture gallery street art london

Three Boys – Murillo, Bartolomé Estéban, Late 1660s:

Stik Dulwich picture gallery street art london

Couple in a landscape – Thomas Gainsborough, 1753:

Stik Dulwich picture gallery street art london

Stik Dulwich picture gallery street art london

If you have a spare 15 minutes, it is well worth watching this excellent short film documenting the creation of the works and telling the story behind the collaboaration:

Here is some Stik work in its more traditional East London setting!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeane Trend-Hill January 12, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Excellent documentary (and I’m not just saying that as I’m in it!) I’ve had the pleasure of watching Stik in action a few times and it’s incredible to see the amount of work that goes into what you initially think is a relatively simple looking figure. It’s all about the placement of the eyes and limbs. Those eyes convey so much emotion, I really love them especially the guardian angel.

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mick midgley January 13, 2013 at 9:13 am

Thank you for showing this and I hope you go from strength to strength ….and I hope that encourages other artists and street art people to look at thing in a different way …..loved it a lot ,,,,thank you …Mick

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