Stik is an Artist whom I have followed since 2010 when after an attempted attack on a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Mohammad as a dog he painted A Couple Hold Hands in the Street, which shows a woman in a niqab holding hands with a second stick figure. His work can be seen largely in the streets of East London (a stones throw from the Me Art HQ) and apparently he spends a lot of time maintaining his works in Shoreditch and beyond. The British street artist, like a lot of street artists, is anonymous but his iconic depictions of unassuming stick figures scrawled upon water towers, brick walls, and gated doors around the globe is infamous – his work is meant to convey feelings of insecurity in an urban setting often drawing from his own experience of homelessness as a young man.
“A lot of my work is loaded with a kind of melancholy,” – Stik
His work is rare and over the last 5 years has increased dramatically in value with even unsigned prints fetching thousands of pounds.