The Brixton Bustle
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 75cm
Upon exploring Brixton for the first time in 2018, the one thing that stood out to me was the presence of culture. Whilst in some parts of Brixton the culture of the community had been noticeably whitewashed due to gentrification, in other parts such as the Brixton Market, the culture remained strong.
Visiting Brixton Market mid 2021 compelled me to create a painting celebrating its authenticity and richness in spirit. Gentrification tries to replicate culture whilst excluding the people that create it, but through this painting I wanted to emphasise the fact that the true spirit of a community can only exist where its original inhabitants and their descendants reside.
Giclee prints: A high quality photograph of the painting is printed on Hahnemühle German Etching paper. Unframed. Signed by artist.
Original painting: Painting is to be posted to client via Royal Mail's Parcelforce Express. Shipping and packaging already included in cost of painting. Certificate of Authenticification will arrive with the painting.
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