“Luxury Vandals – Kate (Red)” by STATIC, 2010
Our artist of the week: STATIC
We have always been admirers here at Addicted Art Gallery of artists who deftly combine more traditional fine art with a characteristic ‘street art’ style, of which there couldn’t be many finer examples than the two luminaries of Walthamstow, London collectively known as STATIC.
To you and me, they’re Tom Jackson and Craig Evans, natives of the North East of England who first met at art college, went their separate ways – completing Bachelor of Arts degrees in Edinburgh and Liverpool – and then finally reunited to start creating the dynamic, graphical and patterned work that has rapidly captured the attention of the capital’s more enlightened art collectors.
Jackson and Evans have now been working together for a decade under the STATIC banner, drawing upon screen printing and mixed media techniques that they first encountered during their respective university degrees, but have since refined through progressive artistic experimentation.