Mixing popular culture imagery with realistic portraiture creates UK artist Dale Grimshaw interesting pieces where two very different worlds get confronted.
The new mural features a beautiful portrait of a tribal African boy surrounded by imagery of Disney, superheroes and theme parks. What Grimshaw is trying to highlight is unknown for me so I can just speculate. The boy seems to be a representation of our interior world set against the power of the entertaining industry, both very strong. Interesting piece.

Images by Monoprixx


Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.