At first inspection, this ‘Goosebumps’ collaboration looks like it was painted by three artists; Hicks, Pekoe and Maes, and that would be a fair assumption, but there was another hand in the piece provided by Still, who I met with Maes while they were finishing off the piece. Pekoe and Hicka has just left, moments before I arrived.
To the left is a fabulous creepy piece of writing by Hicka, augmented by Still, who was adding some finishing touches the first time I passed by. There is a lovely bubbly organic feel to the letter fills, and the whole thing oozes from the wall. The clever purple shading gives it a bit of a 3D lift too.
Pekoe is always a delight, and her green portrait piece sits beautifully with the theme. The piece is a bit creepy, but also really attractive and I think that Pekoe has absolutely smashed it. The red lips and pupils of her eyes really stand out from the green skin tones, and the white zig-zags on the black hair give it a shiny look.
Finally on the right is some writing by Maes. You can probably tell that Maes is at the start of his journey with graffiti writing, but is doing really well. He was receiving some coaching from Still. His chunky letters have drips and dots and a little bit of what looks like snow-capping on the top left of each letter. With regular practice, I can see Maes improving, he certainly already is making his mark about the place. Overall this is a really decent collaboration.