Next up we are playing catch up with a superb work placed up in Shoreditch earlier this year by Street Artist Sr. X. 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.
The work titled ‘Gimme that Soma’ also demonstrates this artist’s ability to craft designs around the immediate environment he is constructing his art upon – Sr. X is for us one of the best artists in the UK for doing this, and it is something we have seen time and again from this clever artist. In this instance turning the protruding rounded metallic discs into the pills the excited couple are throwing into their respective mouths.
This piece marked the last artwork this talented artist painted in London and we for one hope it’s not to long before we see some fresh fun additions from this witty and unique artist on the streets of London. This work was put up in Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, with support from Blank Walls Collective.