'Metro' by Sweet Toof, 2011
11.5 x 28.3 Inches (open)
Serigraph print on real daily newspaper.
Distributed randomly throughout London to promote the artist's exhibit at Arch 402 Gallery.
Non-editioned multiple (unknown how many the artist released).
Hand-signed on the gatefold in black marker by Sweet Toof.
Sweet Toof’s work starts with and evolves out of his street art, whether as a solo graffiti artist or in collaboration with others. Like the streets of 1980s New York, Britain’s streets today are being reclaimed by an ever-increasing army of street artists of which Sweet Toof is one of the most prolific and artful. Typical tags, throw-ups, and more elaborate street pieces become a whole language that informs his studio works.
Equally disciplined in traditional painting and printmaking techniques, Sweet Toof masterfully blends urban detritus with bygone decadence. Fusing ancient methods with modern materials, Sweet Toof’s imagery combines layers of historical and current cultural references to create unconventional, iconoclastic art that is at once both traditional and contemporary.