Street artist Cosmo Sarson has kicked off 2018 with his first large scale mural of the year in Brighton.
Depicting a winged female figure metaphorically rising from the ashes of 2017, ‘Angel of Brighton’ was unveiled last week.
At over 20 feet high, the mural scales the side of a three-story building in the Lanes area of Brighton, and made use of 4kg of gold glitter mixed into the paint as part of its background.
Intended as a promise of good things to come and as a beacon of hope, Cosmo’s mural will act as a memorial to his late father Timothy Sarson, a RCA graduate and contemporary of David Hockney, who died almost a year to the day of this unveiling.
Famous for his internationally acclaimed ‘Breakdancing Jesus’ mural opposite Banksy’s ‘Mild Mild West’ in Bristol, this is Cosmo Sarson’s long awaited return to the public stage, following a busy year working on film sets.
Classically trained and mentored by Turner Prize nominated artist Peter Doig, Cosmo uses traditional fresco techniques to create his street art pieces and calls it ‘Classic with a Twist’ - using just brushes and earth pigment paints such as ochres and ambers….and glitter. With numerous film credits to his name, Cosmo’s ‘day job’ as a scenic artist has led to his work being in the private collection of Brad Pitt.
A limited edition hand finished print with gold leaf will be released following the completion of the mural. Date to be announced soon.
Photo credit: James French Photography