"I come from a creative background. My folks both worked in the textile industry: my dad a tailor, my mom a fashion designer. Being surrounded by endless amounts of sketches, patterns, story boards, colour palettes, I took the opportunity to take those scraps of paper and rejected sketches to turn them into something else by painting or colouring over them. My practice today stems from those memories and the nostalgic feeling of the 80’s and 90’s pop culture.”
The anonymous Montreal artist is best known for the tagline “What if Art Ruled the World” weaved throughout his celebrity mash-up wheat pastes. Using a variety of media including collage, acrylic paint, and silkscreen, Stikki Peaches’ work occupies a liminal space between the street and the gallery
Since his 2008 debut on Montreal streets, Stikki Peaches’ mash-up wheat pastes have taken over the streets of Paris, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Berlin, Stockholm and London. Using a variety of media including collage, acrylic paint, and silkscreen, Stikki Peaches’ work occupies a liminal space between the street and the gallery. The anonymous street artist is strongly influenced by pop culture references and lowbrow street culture.
He is constantly creating art that can be thought of as “beautifully controlled chaos.” Stikki combines images of classic films, celebrities, and musical icons into hybrid characters. Stikki Peaches had his first international solo show in 2012 in New York. Since then he has participated in the Scope Art Show NYC, Art Basel Miami and Urvanity Art Fair in Madrid, Spain. In 2018, Stikki Peaches is looking forward to his first Euro exhibitions.