A graduate of the Newhouse school at syracuse unversity, Jared Levy has taken his journalism and documentary film background to various parts of the globe. having worked in europe, the middle east and south america he has interacted with numerous cultures in an effort to help explain their triumphs, failures and belief systems. his film and photography work has been blogged the world over with online exposure exceeding 1 million hits.
Read a great interview about the making of Graffit Fine Art documentary in Brazil here.
The artist that got Shoreditch, Dalston and Hackney Wick on the spotlight of the London street art, has been sharing his designs for over 10 years. The rising popularity of his androgynous stickmen, that manage to portrait so much character and movement in such a minimalistic work, has its presence on streets as well as galleries and exhibitions such as Mutate. Stik has been also been commissioned to create private walls and he has recently worked in national campaigns. His work is based upon the simple messages of the body language, touching people deeply, with a feeling of understanding the whole message within few seconds of looking at it. Maybe because of his incredible life story from being a homeless to become of the most popular British street artists at the moment, Stik is a dedicated messager through his work, touching the public with free art, giving all of us an insight of humanity.
Talk with STIK – 25th August, Thursday from 7pm. FREE
At Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, Stour Rd, Fish Island, Hackney Wick, London, E3 2NT