Over Tuesday and Wednesday Australian, but London based, Street Artist James Cochran aka Jimmy C laid out on his beautiful Pointillist portraits on Fashion Street, just off of Brick Lane. Jimmy C’s style is influenced by a combination of Pointillism and the aboriginal culture of his native Australia. He started painting on the street in the early 1990’s as a part of the then growing Australian underground graffiti movement. In the process he has become a globally recognized artist who has painted the four corners of the globe.
We were lucky enough to catch Jimmy C briefly on Tuesday and he was kind enough to tell us the story behind this piece, which makes the work even more touching and warm. The work is a portrait of the owner of the cafe, on which this work resides, when she was aged 3 with grandfather Joe, who owned a cafe in London’s East End during the 1930s. Now the girl in the portrait carries on the tradition with her cafe, aptly named Joe’s Kid. Stunning work and great to see the first portrait from Jimmy C in London of 2015.