Mr Jiver, Stucley Place, London, November 2017

1218. Stucley Place, London (2)

I was lucky enough to pass by this wonderful abstract piece while it was being sprayed by Mr Jiver, a London artist who told me he had his roots in wildstyle writing and that there are echoes of that in his current abstract works.

Mr Jiver, Stucley Place, London, November 2017
Mr Jiver, Stucley Place, London, November 2017

The intention for this piece was that it was meant to be a collaboration, but there was a ‘no show’ from the other artist which accounts for the gaps that have been left.

Mr Jiver, Stucley Place, London, November 2017
Mr Jiver, Stucley Place, London, November 2017

I would guess that artwork like this is at risk of being criticised in the same way that art by Jackson Pollock has been criticised…that old chestnut ‘I could probably do that with my eyes shut’ kind of thing. The retort might be ‘well go ahead then’. Mr Jiver has created a thought out piece with deliberate colour selections, shapes and shading and I celebrate it.

Mr Jiver, Stucley Place, London, November 2017
Mr Jiver, Stucley Place, London, November 2017

I enjoy meeting artists when they are at work and trying to understand a little bit more about what motivates them. Insight certainly helps with interpretation. Mr Jiver – nice bloke, great work.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

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