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Interview with Street Artist Korp 

Proud to present an interview with the contemporary and Peterborough based urban street artist Korp.

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Korp and a draw worms although when I get time I cut multi layer stencils as well

How do you feel about street art in your current city/environment? do you like it?

Despite the Arts Council calling it a cultural blackspot Peterborough has a growing street art scene, there are some legal walls and a few writers that get up regularly. The city centre has a huge piece of street art by Blok Collective that covers the underpasses linking the city centre to the train station which is well worth a look. Its also worth taking a look at the Green Backyard where you can usually find someone painting or something creative going on.

There are lots of graffiti artists, How does your artwork stand out from the rest?

I stumbled across my Korpworm character a few years ago while taking part in the Boston Sketchbook project. It’s a very simple worm character that was quick and easy to reproduce but quite effective and easily recognisable. People liked what I was doing and it has slowly evolved over the years with arms and feathers to become my trademark. I find it’s a lot more difficult to stand out as a stencil artists as one multi layer stencil looks very much like the next.

What are the good and bad things about creating street art in your city?

The good thing about street art in Peterborough is the actual street artists who are all very talented and really easy to get on with. The bad thing is that there are not enough opportunities within the city for these artists, there are a few that try to juggle being an artist with organising events but that can be a challenge especially when they get more success and recognition elsewhere.

Who’s your favorite graffiti/ contemporary artist?

Tough call between Logan Hicks or Shepard Fairey, I’m in love with the intricate detail in Hicks multi layer stencils but I also love the bold mass produced propaganda style you get from Obey. It was seeing a Logan Hicks YouTube video of him painting Taipei Alley that motivated me to start cutting stencils.

How important do you think it is to be creative?

Very, its therapy. Whatever your mood on the day you paint it and bring it out in your work.

Korp at Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

To find out more information and artwork on Korp please see links below:

Korp Facebook Page
https://www.patreon.com/korporate

http://www.korporate.co.uk/

Interview with Artist Bunny Boiler 

 

Proud to present an Interview with Cheltenham based bunny loving Street Artist and illustrator Bunny Boiler.

 

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Bunny Boiler and I’m an artist, I have a background in tattooing and graffiti over the last twenty years, I have a serious passion for surreal and cartoon art and draw most days mainly using pens, aerosols and acrylics with lots of them containing cute bunnies .

How do you feel about Street Art in your current city/ environment?

I live in Cheltenham and the graffiti scene now consists of two tunnels and a small skate park so it is rubbish, there are several good graffiti writers but our neighbouring town is considered more open to graffiti and most of them will prefer to paint there .

There is lots of Street Art in Cheltenham how does yours stand out from the rest?

I think my style makes my artwork standout once decried as ….as mad as a hatter , as lost as Alice and as alluring as the Cheshire cats smile, describes my strange mix of dark and cute and I always try to keep my work fresh and not too repetitive so it is always interesting or fun to look at. I just love creating it and sharing it .

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What are the good and bad things about painting in Cheltenham?

Cheltenham considers itself a posh town so ‘street art ‘ by that I mean illegal art even stickers are usually removed quite quickly, the council need to allow graffiti on at least several more walls to give a better amount of space to allow people to show their art to the public.

Who is your favourite Street Artist?

my favourite graffiti artist is a guy called Daim from Hamberg his 3d lettering is so realistic is mind bending, as for favourite other artist there’s only one….. a true master Mr Salvador Dali, his work covers so many different styles but most known for his surreal images of melting objects inspired me ever since first seeing them .

How important do you think it is to be creative?

I believe it is so important to encourage creativity and expression of ideas in art, music or any other medium as it encourages the imagination to explore, is part of why I volunteer with local community art groups helping run art classes as I love sharing my skill and ideas to help others express there’s.

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To find out more information and art work on Bunny Boiler please see links below:

@BunnyBoilerArt

Bunny Boiler Facebook

5 reasons why streetart is important and a positive part of our society 

 

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  1. Street art in U.K cities can make the cityscape look interesting and unique to that particular place or region. Especially if the city has streetart that incorporates its history and events. This can be seen as an advantage to most places.

  2. The bigger Cities and towns across the U.K such as London, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham have a well developed street art scene attracting many street artists to paint there. This can improve a cities art culture and turn that city into an artistic hub which can attract more visitors and art lovers.

  3. Within our cities and towns street art is given to us usually on a daily basis by the street artists for free. At a cost they are willing to pay to show us what they believe in.

  4. Street art is risky due to illegalities, but also a massive advertising tool to make your talents known within your city. It allows street artists to get noticed and be able to make it in the creative world.

  5. Streetart makes most people inspired when they see murals around their city. It can make the average building look interesting.   This allows a shop, business or workplace to stand out with a colourful unique design.

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