New Sr. X Street Art ‘The Fourth Eye’ in Penge

For this post we are taking a look at a piece by placed up last month by Street Artist Sr. X in Penge for our community Street Art project SprayExhibition20. Through his work Sr. X  sets to subvert social convention and traditional ideals with those all so humorous and at times dark twists that are very much exemplify Sr. X’s sense of sharp wit and fun, criticizing the over-abundance of pop culture and values it sets to install on society from above. All presented in that vintage style taken from 1950’s advertisements and imagery Sr. X’s work takes a look at vanity within society and offers a sarcastic take on the way in which commodity culture is ingrained within the popular sphere and how this can for many define ones’ self-worth. But it isn’t all just social commentary and critique what makes Sr. X’s output so unique it is also that his message is so often infused with that rather surreal and anarchic twist on old-fashioned values that is so fun and pure Sr. X. In addition to all this one thing that also makes this artist public works stand out is his superb ability to make great use of space, something he has demonstrated with each of the 4 artworks he has painted in Penge over the last 2 years and this latest work below is no different. Offering a fantastic fun fueled work for this quirky spot along Penge Lane that is a real treat to see and photograph from so many locations – you can actually see this artwork entitled ‘The Fourth Eye’ stood in 6 different roads.

We wish to offer a massive shout out to local star Kevin, Street Art Atlas and the team at The Alexandra pub for all their help on this spot, thanks guys! We would also like to say thanks to the kind owners of The Himalayan Kitchen and their resident neighbours for allowing us to get Sr. X to add something so fun to their property and looking after the team so well while they were busy! We also would like to offer a big thanks to Sr. X for coming down to SE20 to add another brilliant and delightful work for the town to enjoy.

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Sr. X at work.

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Sr. X at work.

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Sr. X at work.

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Sr. X at work.

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Sr. X at work.

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Sr. X at work.

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Sr. X at work.

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Sr. X at work.

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Sr. X at work.

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The fantastic finished work peering out from the corner of Penge Lane & Wordsworth Road.

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