On his recent trip to Bantry, West Cork, Ireland Street Artist Phlegm took advantage of a brief dry interlude, got his painting materials out, rolled up his sleeves and set his magical thinking free onto a couple of walls. Unbothered by the punishing rays of the sun, the palette of black and white emulated the greyness of the days.
Phlegm “Salmon” (photo © Phlegm)
Phlegm’s ingenious use of scale and precisely rough rendering of imagination can make you feel good about daydreaming. With the same determination as a kids building intricate sand castles and moats on the beach in the summer, you can watch Phlegm render this giant submarine-fish and imagine how a day can evaporate without notice.Here’s a video of his work on both walls by Colm Rooney courtesy of One Color/Conor Mahon;
Phlegm under a grey sky. (still from video by One Color/Conor Mahon © Phlegm)
Phlegm and the innerworkings of the salmon. (still from video by One Color/Conor Mahon © Phlegm)
Phlegm creates a massive world of towns and hamlets with a brush and a small pot of paint. (still from video by One Color/Conor Mahon © Phlegm)
To see process photos of Phlegm getting up in Bantry go to his site at:
AND stay tuned to BSA for more images of Phlegm big wall in NYC very soon.