“Platform 2’ A Solo Show by Johnman at Graffik Gallery
Graffik Gallery is proud to be hosting the debut solo show for the artist Johnman.
Graffik will be displaying small limited edition paintings, unique works alongside some humorous and colourful canvas pieces.
Johnman's street art pieces are small and subtly placed, providing a droll source of amusement for the more observant.
Delicate beautifully framed stencil works, often depicting moments in time; take the observer on a romantic journey, often using train and tube ticket as the canvas
Like many urban artists, little is known of his or her true identity; yet there is speculation by some that he may in fact be a man, named John
Part of the Devonshire based Arts Anonymous crew; Johnman emerged from the urban art crowd at a time when he felt other stencil artists seemed obsessed with painting as large as possible, with as many layers as possible.
Inspired by Graffiti's roots with the painting of trains; Johnman set about spray painting intricately hand cut stencils onto train tickets (and other media), which he hand finishes with acrylic ink. A style which suits his nomadic lifestyle; allowing him to take his cutting mat and craft knife with him wherever he goes.
Johnman was exhibited at the final of the inaugural World Stencil Art Prize in Australia, where his style caught the attention of the Sydney Morning Herald. He has been featured in Bizarre Magazine and had collaborative work with Mos Shaw published in the 5 year anniversary book of Europe's largest live painting, urban arts festival.
A self confessed romantic, when travelling the London Underground keep your eyes peeled for one of his heart painted pebbles from Brixham beach, tagged with his adopted mantra "the best things in life aren't things".
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