Initially inspired by the Graffiti scene, Snik has been working with stencil and spraycan for 10 years now. Constantly pushing the boundaries, this artist duo has developed a unique style which is equally captivating on walls as it in on canvas.
Staying true to their form, Snik hand cuts up to nine layers at a time, working with different mediums, techniques, paints and varnishes. Regardless of size, the level of detail is insane, and use of colours and forms, inspirational. Showing in galleries, shows and forums across the globe, they had their inaugural solo show in 2011, and now has a serious following of admirers and collectors worldwide. Snik has shown in Paris, London, Sydney, New York, LA, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Singapore.
We wanted to produce a body of work that showcases what is possible with stencils. By displaying the framed stencils alongside the pieces, people can really get an idea of the process, and also see how much cutting and time goes into each piece. The balance of the cardboard works, alongside the clean space of the gallery is a super nice balance, and really helps to make the works lift. There isn’t one straight theme throughout the series of works, rather the method is the theme.
Stencil art is a time consuming process, but also has a great versatility in regards to being able to paint different colour schemes, and try different approaches on the same piece, its a freedom.