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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


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My Nectar List

Much like your bucket list, but stuff you have already achieved and the highlights you are proud of! Very positive blog! Would like to hear everyone elses!

1. I stayed up partying all night at a fiesta in Spain
2. I was sick on Malibu when I was 17 and haven’t drunk it since
3. I went to Nimbin (Amsterdam of Australia) for a few nights and it was amazing
4.I met Jamie Callum and went to his after show party
5. I got a free ticket to sound festival in Sydney Australia
6. I had dreads for 4 years
7. I stayed in the VIP section of Leeds festival and saw the cast of hollyokes
8. I met tim from ash at his gig backstage
9. I went on a last minute road trip to london to see the fireworks for New Year’s Eve in the year 2000 (Best New Year to date)
10. I was an extra in a tesco commercial
11. I was on a TV show with carol vordamon about Technology
12. I was a massive [spunge] fan in my early twenties and saw them live loads and met them a couple of times at their gigs
13. I went to Macy’s and Bloomingdales in New York City
14. I stayed in london for a long weekend and went to a gig every night
15. I met Ade Adepitan at a Damian Marley gig at Somerset House, London
16. Rented a house with an indoor swimming pool and we all went swimming drunk at 2am
17. Pretty sure I saw a red back in Australia but I didn’t stick around
18. Been gay clubbing in canal st Manchester
19. Went to see a Cardiff tiger bay brawlers roller derby match
20. Saw cats the musical and it was awesome
21. I have autographs from the cast of Glee
22. Me and my mates had breakfast with Rory McLeod
23. Been up the Empire State Building
24. Did the skywalk in Sydney
25. Went up the Eiffel Tower
26. Been to disney world, Epcot, NASA and universal studios
27. Participated in free art Friday Gloucester
28. Went to Hong Kong and did the Victoria harbour boat tour
29. Took photos of graffiti in Sydney Newtown park

30. Went to see the imagine circle tribute at Central Park

31. Took a flight on my own for the first time to Spain age 35.

32. Went to Dismaland on the first day it opened in Weston Super Mare.

33. Went to Vegas for a friends Wedding.