Next up in our long run of catching up with what we have been up to in our corner of London over the recent few months we are taking a look at a great work from street artist Sr. X placed up at the end of the summer in St Hugh’s Estate for our SprayExhibition20 community street art project. 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.
For this work titled ‘Flock’ Sr. X not only painted a fantastic artwork, but he once again proved his ability utilise a space superbly – something this artist has consistently done while working with ourselves, and on this occassion completely outdid himself. Taking on this narrow alleyway corner spot, Sr. X created an amazing 3D anamorphic work that really pops off the wall featuring a suited gentleman taking a running leap while accompanied by a series of Ravens on and even above the wall. For the record you have the perfect viewing position when the square becomes even on all both sides.
We of course wish to say a massive thank you to the team at the St Hugh’s Community Centre and Clarion for their help in getting ourselves and the artists involved with this lovely initiative. As well as a really big thank you to Sr. X for coming by to support this initiative and for leaving such a fun artwork in the process. This fantastic work can be found in Bridgewood Close, St Hugh’s Estate and was put up with support from ourselves London Calling Blog for SprayExhibition20.
Sr. X at work.
Sr. X at work.
The outstanding finished anamorphic work.
Superb photo by and featuring Sr. X.