Stik is a street artist who, like many artists, has a simple design and repeats it slightly altering the position of the design, in this case a stick man (hence the name ‘Stik’). His work seems to be based in East London with two obvious pieces around Brick Lane. His work is often altered to suit the environment or simply to brighten up the surroundings. Although stick figures can be done by anyone, Stik has a unique way of drawing his character, long stick limbs with a square-ish body and a round head. The eyes are often key to the relevance of the piece, they are drawn as two dots low in the head and quite spaced apart but the importance is usually where they appear to be looking.
Stik’s work comes in all shapes and sizes from pizza box doodles to covering shop fronts and buildings with one or more stick men.
Stik has an exhibition in the Graffik Gallery on Portobello road running from the 6th to the 23rd of October. This is a must see show for any street art fan.