The Candinsky is a local street artist, I’ve been a fan of his work for a while. He writes:
I studied at Central Saint Martin’s (now based at Granary Square in King’s Cross) and I’m a part-time graffiti artist. These paintings are in my own unique style that I have developed over a number of years. It’s a style I can adapt to whomever I am doing a portrait of and I am able to do more on request. I’m having to sell a special trilogy of work because the office where they are located (near The Egg nightclub on York Way) is up for sale… Each work costs just £50 to make sure they are saved by people that really care about the images.
I used huge pieces of wood to spray paint on for the two larger paintings (the first two below). These are very heavy and would need collecting in a van, otherwise transportation can be arranged at the right price! For the smaller painting ‘Mr Grey’ I used a plastic board to paint on, this is light and can fit in a car or be carried on the tube or bus.
The trilogy started with a self portrait, ‘Salad Fingers’. I was going through a bit of a fat patch in my life and needed trimming down – hence the green dieting.
‘Come Rain or Shine’ is a painting about me and my girlfriend of 3 years. I feel it can be fitted to any couple who believe they can get through tough times whatever the weather. It’s my favourite piece and I want to share it with someone who has the same feeling we have.
‘Mr Grey’ was inspired by Michael Ende’s Momo, otherwise known for writing the Never-ending Story. He’s a bad guy, works all the time – time is money. This is a reflection of how I could see myself one day if I don’t end up doing what I want to do, which is to express myself and share my creativity to inspire other people to do the same.
If you are interested in any or all of the trilogy contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or I’m on Twitter as @Robert_W_Hall