Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rock Stars Becoming Street Artists

We have mentioned many times how street artists are like rock stars of the art world.

Well, now certified big name rock stars are becoming street artists.

Will Sergeant made a name for himself as guitarist for the iconic 80's group, Echo and the Bunnymen, and now he is delving into the world of street art. Will made his first appearance on public walls as part of the Mr. Brainwash's 'Art Show 2011', where Sergeant put up some impressive screen printed pieces.

Fitting right in with the Bunnymen's post-punk sound, Sergeant's art is influenced by color field painters, Dadaism, and pop art amongst others.

It is exciting to see how the gap between music and visual art has been bridged, and real rock stars are becoming street artists. Sergeant is currently preparing for his first solo show at the Penny Lane Gallery in Liverpool, and we look forward to seeing more of his work on the streets.

You can check out more of Will's art work HERE.

Dig it. Stay up~

^Above pic from Will Sergeant's Art Blog.

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