Brooklyn-based street artist Specter makes his UK debut this month at Pure Evil Gallery (108 Leonard Street, London, EC2A). Known for portraying social marginalized people, Specter substitutes garments for figures in his new portraits. He says, ““the story behind the pieces is that these are portraits of people who have influenced me artistically but instead of painting their faces I am painting fabrics that I feel represent them. I basically close my eyes and these images are what appears.”
The results vary, but for the most part highlight Specters great attention to minute detail.
An example of his street level art above, images from the exhibition at Pure Evil Gallery, on view to August 24, 2010, are found after the jump.