Take a wander through Brum city centre and you’ll be confronted by one of Gent48’s twisted, character based murals.
His memorable pieces, with distinct colour palettes, create a particular energy to the backstreets of our city and have become directional landmarks for many in Digbeth.
A prolific writer, keeping busy is nothing alien to this dude. In lockdown (the first time round) he turned his art into a way of raising money for charities in the city. Taking on a large scale wall on Meriden Street for the Art4Charity project, he paid homage to frontline workers who are depicted fighting an imposing, yet seemingly frightening characterisation of the coronavirus.
Unable to sit still, this lockdown sees Gent launch Editions, a series of hand-embellished art prints, allowing you to sprinkle a little dose of weird into your own living space.
As expected, his on-point presentation and eye for detail elevate the pieces beyond an iPhone photo of a flakey, Digbeth wall. Each print is hand embellished, signed, numbered and housed inside a screen printed wooden box. All topped off with citification of authenticity, a 1/1 A5 mono sketch and a bunch of stickers.
The two panoramic style prints, featuring two of his hardest pieces to date measure 840mm X 297mm and are both a run of 24, equalling a total of only 48 prints.
Don’t sleep on these, head over to Gent’s online store and purchase a piece from one of Europe’s most talented street artists.