During my strolls around the Shoreditch area, I have come across several of these striking pieces by Osch (Otto Schade). Instantly recognisable with their trademark yellow/orange centre and silhouetted scene, often funny or political in nature. This one highlights a pole dancer and CCTV camera watching her.
Osch, originally from Chile, trained as an architect but is equally at home with his art, which is inspired by the Surrealists. He now lives and works in London, where many of his fine works can be seen.
Osch’s work has another distinct style in which he creates figures or scenes out of long strips of ‘material’, reminiscent of Egyptian mummies unraveling. More on this in my next post. I haven’t seen any of his work in Bristol yet, but am hoping he will visit sometime…it is only a couple of hours away after all.