Mark and I went up to Sheffield in South Yorkshire at the weekend, to find and photograph street art in the area, following information on locations from our friend Romanywg (author of this fabulous book on the subject). We braced ourselves to get up very early on Sunday morning to make the three and a half hour drive north, and arrived in good time mid-morning to find the first location easily.
This piece is by artist Phlegm, painted in a burnt out derelict shell of a building, featuring large expanses of wall that are ideally suited to his works. There were three pieces at this location (more to come on those soon) and whilst this one was my favourite, I loved all of his work that I saw during the day, and that I have seen before. It’s hard for me to explain why, because I’ve never pretended to be an art critic – if I like it, I like it – I don’t feel the need to drone on about the work in a string of clichés and ‘Art Speak’, because what I see always appeals to me on an emotional level, not a cerebral one. Phlegm’s very distinctive style and creations delight my soul – I don’t think I need to say anymore…..