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Internationally-acclaimed artists SNIK combine the creation of hand-cut, multilayered stencils with haunting, ethereal portraiture, born from a male/ female dual perspective.

This traditional-craft, progressive-ethos approach has seen the duo commissioned on walls the world over; their post-industrial scenes loom large over passersby in locations as diverse as Aberdeen (Scotland), Stavanger (Norway), Miami and Hong Kong.


Away from city streets, the pair have become revered by Urban-Contemporary art collectors in recent years, thanks to rare releases of editions that can take up to a year to produce – the smaller scale and intricacy of layered stencil work requires incredibly precise cuts and careful compositional thought.


The pay-off, however, has proved more than worthwhile for buyers, who covet the simple aesthetics of spilling, tangled hair and floating fabrics: a modern scrutiny of pre-raphaelite sensibilities. These peaceful subjects are paired with the duo’s love of the natural world, capturing its reclamation of our lives and surroundings as decades and eras pass. This cycle of growth and decay has taken progressive prominence in works, often created with location-specific intentions. It is that questioning, accepting narrative that SNIK pursue, and one that has captured the attention of critics, art-lovers and collectors alike.


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