The Chewing Gum Man of Muswell Hill

I usually describe here the artists that I found out about on the Internet… well, not today! Today I’m going to write about an artist that I found in London – lying on the Millennium Bridge and painting on the blobs of chewing gum, to be more precise.

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photo by Antoni Osiejuk

Ben Wilson, or the Chewing Gum Man as he likes to introduce himself to the passers-by, is an English painter and sculptor. Painting the used chewing gums is not his only project – he created some wooden sculptural reliefs, a series of black and white graphics and oil pastel paintings which were exhibited in many countries around the world. However, it’s the idea of miniature paintings on the pavements and brigdes in London that made him quite famous.
Here are the ones that I noticed on the Millennium Bridge.

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photo by Antoni Osiejuk

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photo by Antoni Osiejuk

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photo by Antoni Osiejuk

But if you look around London, and especially in Muswell Hill, you can come across some of these little pieces of art.

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People and nature in Sara K. Byrne’s double exposure photography

After discovering Jasper James’ City Silhouettes, I am quite fascinated by double exposure photography and so I was checking out similar projects by other artists. That’s how I came across this ABSOLUTELY AMAZING series of double exposure photographs by Sara K. Byrne. 
Unlike James, who decided to juxtapose human silhouettes with big city landscapes, Byrne combined the portraits with the images of nature – colourful flowers, blooming trees and clouded sky. 
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As you can see the atmosphere and the image of people and the world that Byrne is showing us is completely different from the one in James’ project. 
The question is: which one do you like better? 🙂