British street artist, Sickboy and 12 leading artists of the global scene have collaborated on a special release of Confession Bricks. A who’s who of artists including D*face, Eine, Anthony Lister, Paul Insect, Vhils, Conor Harrington and many more have hand-produced a stunning collection of original artwork on wooden bricks which are available as originals and editions.
The Confession Bricks were recently previewed as one of the main installations at Sickboy’s major London solo show, Heaven & Earth, which attracted thousands of art fans through its doors last week. A celebration of earthly sins and heavenly fantasies, the show saw the artist, his art cohorts and the global public collectively clear their conscience through art.
With a nod to the background of the artists on board, Sickboy chose the brick as the medium through which the artists atone because, he says: “Bricks are an integral component of these artists’ work – the wall.”
The artists on board are renowned in their field and include the internationally-acclaimed artist, D*Face and fellow Londoner, Eine – the artist known for painting alphabet murals on shutters who shot to international fame when David Cameron gifted one of his works to President Obama. Sickboy was also joined by major UK and international names including Brooklyn-based artist Anthony Lister, Vhils, Paul Insect, Conor Harrington, Eelus, Hush, Will Barras, Word to Mother, Xenz and Mudwig.
The Confession Bricks are individually hand-produced using mixed media on a wooden block and are presented in a special Heaven & Earth gold card slip sleeve.
The collection, which starts from £175, is now available to buy at Sickboy’s store www.savetheyouth.co.uk.
‘Heaven & Earth’ Confession Brick: Hand produced artwork using mixed media on a wooden block. Packaged with a gold card ‘Heaven & Earth’ slip sleeve.
Brick Size = Approx W210mm | H86mm | D57mm
A leading artist to emerge from Bristol’s infamous graffiti scene, Sickboy’s humorous work has cemented his place in the upper echelons of the British street art movement. He is one of the first UK artists to use a logo in place of a tag, and his red and yellow street logo known as ‘The Temple’ can be seen on walls and wheelie bins worldwide. Known for hitting unusual spots, Sickboy is often seen fleeing travellers’ yards with Pit Bulls nipping at his ankles thanks to his weird hobby of finding and painting caravans — the great British touring equivalent of the New York subway train. Sickboy – whose art recently appeared in Banksy’s Oscar-nominated movie, Exit Through the Gift Shop – has built up one of the largest bodies of exterior works in UK history. Lauded by the leading financial press as one of the movement’s most bankable artists, his shows, temples, slogans such as Save the Youth and audacious stunts – including the caged heart installation dropped outside the Tate Modern as a statement at corporate-backed graffiti – have landed him global recognition.