Brighton and Hove
Composite Disguise - A piece of plywood can secure a broken window, it can also put a bit of colour back in someone's life after the window is fixed. Untreated plywood with layers of acrylic paint. Some of the layers have been washed off and varnished before applying...
Voiceless Eyes - Mouths can speak the truth, but eyes can have the wool pulled over them. The rain can look so pretty through rose-tinted glasses. This original acrylic painting is on plywood which has been cut to approximately 71 x 73 cm / 28 x 29 inches. Treated...
Unshakeable Contrails – You can take the planes from the sky but not the sky from the dreams. Original spray painting on a specialist wooden board that has been treated with gesso and matt varnish. Size is 40 x 50 cm / 16 x 20 inches (The board has a built frame but...
If you love art, you’ll love Brighton, well and Hove as they were brought together as one city in the year 2000.
Brighton is full of colourful street art ranging from the normal Graffiti tags to full buildings murals. Many houses, businesses and shop fronts have been given a colourful and creative personality, you just want to take photos, well I do anyway. This is great publicity for the businesses the art is on as people share it across social media platforms!
Brighton is certainly a place that is well photographed and has become one of the most used hashtag on Instagram, especially related to pictures of graffiti street art. When I last checked the hashtag on Instagram #Brighton, had a whopping 6,855,500 posts/photographs and most were related to graffiti street art, graffiti tags and spray paintings.
I think experiencing day trips to Brighton as a child and seeing the art scene is where my love of art secretly began. Then in 2017, meeting one of the most iconic and prolific graffiti artists in the world named “AROE” inspired me to paint. This was the very first time I picked up a spray can and got creative and started designing sunglasses. This friendship allowed me to watch, learn and experience art in a totally different way from what I remember art being like at school. In under two years, I was selling some of my art all around the world.
Here is one of my many fun trips out with AROE.
This typical day out with AROE was filmed around Brighton and it doesn’t really capture the city, but it does show that people embrace art, even inside the shops, like the barbershop you saw in the video. Art was never the norm for me, but it certainly is now, and I love it!
Aroe jets around the world painting on trains, buildings and often creates original canvases and runs of prints for top galleries that sell for thousands. His latest project is creating unique crypto art!
Brighton is full of diversity, people, food and beliefs, a great city to experience if you get the opportunity. My advice is to book a trip to Brighton and Hove and experience what it has to offer.