Last week saw Street Artist Ant Carver take to the Shoreditch Art Wall during a quiet lull week in-between the regular rotating adverts. Sadly this work is already gone so all the more reason to share it here with you, especially due to the fact that Ant Carver spent a solid six days painting this set of four portraits by brush with help from Josh Booth, Poppy Halder & Street Art Atlas on the backgrounds and wall fills. An artist whose portraiture work we have long admired and all the more delighted to see the new subjects all set in a variety of different profiles and poses. Ant Carver’s style is very distinct, comprising the colourful background taking an abstract form paying homage to his Graffiti roots. It is on this platform that Ant Carver sets to paint the detailed portraiture by brush with acrylic paints on the street. His grey-scale realistic portraits sit so well on the fluid and colourful base he composes, creating that striking effect of the beauty to be seen among the chaos. What we love most is how with many of the pieces, the eyes on the subject appear to be looking directly at you as you stand before the work, creating that sense of connection between viewer and subject.
Ant Carver at work on his sixth and final day painting the work.
Ant Carver at work.
Ant Carver at wotk on the fourth and final panel.
The stunning finished wall.