After a steadfast year of preparation for SNIK’s solo exhibition, Ephemeral, SNIK were thrilled to take to the walls and create a signature piece for New Brighton’s latest regeneration project, New Brighton Street Art. This project sees some of the best international street artists working alongside local artists, each bringing their own style to the large-scale murals that have graced New Brighton’s Victoria Quarter.
Whilst abiding by their distinctive style and use of hand cut stencils, SNIK’s latest mural brings a contemporary twist to traditional stencil art. The mural focuses on the everyday features of life’s entanglement, through the carefully cut stencils of illustrated strands of hair and through their delicate replication of street art tags.
New Brighton Street Art began in 2018 by regeneration specialists Rockpoint Leisure. Their aim is to breathe new life back into this buzzing, independent neighbourhood, using art as the main catalyst.
CEO of Rockpoint Leisure, Daniel Davies said of this positive change, “using art as a catalyst for regeneration has been key in our redevelopment of the neighbourhood. Not only does it bring the area to life for residents, but also drives visitor numbers.
This is especially the case when we work with international artists of high calibre like Snik, who have created such impactful work within the Quarter. We are looking forward to developing our relationship in 2020 and the second part of the project.”
SNIK’s work for New Brighton Street Art is also part of the body of work, Ephemeral. Painting a mural in conjunction with, and so soon after their solo show was an important next step for the duo. Their aim is to continuously surprise and entertain everyone through their progressive murals that to this day remain unmatched.
“It is such an amazing project and one that we feel incredibly privileged to be a part of. We are both from small towns so the hard work Dan and the Rockpoint Leisure team are doing to keep places like this alive is really important to us. Involving street art is an engaging and inclusive way to keep a town exciting and full of culture, and it is a model that we hope to see snowballing to other cities.” – SNIK
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