Newso Gent Brum Go

After Newso and Gent recently took a trip to Cardiff to take part in the Empty Walls Street Jam it was time to take a trip to their home town of Birmingham to unearth some previous works from the Brummie duo.

Newso/Gent Street art in Birmingham

Newso/Gent Street art in Birmingham

Newso/Gent Street art in BirminghamNewso/Gent Street art in Birmingham

A wander around the Digbeth part of the city began to reveal some of their work and lasting legacy in this changing industrial district.

As this area is ripe for development – around every corner there was either a derelict building or wooden hoardings surrounding empty spaces – creating some amazing canvasses for the artists.

Newso/Gent Street art in Birmingham

Newso/Gent Street art in Birmingham

Newso/Gent Street art in Birmingham

Newso is a Birmingham based graffiti artist and contemporary painter who has been transforming post-industrial Digbeth with self-funded murals and graffiti pieces. His style was previously the use of angular shapes, predominently triangles and squares and has now introduced lettering and more patterns into his graffiti too.

Newso/Gent Street art in Birmingham

Newso/Gent Street art in Birmingham

Newso/Gent Street art in Birmingham

Newso/Gent Street art in Birmingham

Gent 48 (aka Agent) complements Newso’s work by featuring really detailed characters and letter forms. Gent 48 aka ‘forty eight’ is an anagram of Toy Fighter, a crew started by Gent about ten years ago in Birmingham.

Heres what I love to do with Spray paint on walls, I think it’s a fantastic medium to work with.
I produce them all freehand, over the years I’ve developed my own techniques and ways of painting, every time I paint I like to try out new things to develop what I do. – Gent48 blog

On a lot of their collaborations you may see the letters ‘SDM’ where this is a nod to the time when Gent was part of the SDM crew in Melbourne, Australia, when he worked out there for a year.


Newso/Gent Street art in Birmingham

Newso/Gent Street art in Birmingham

It’s great visiting Birmingham to see how prolific these guys have been and seeing their style change on each visit. Below are some earlier photos from the last few years featuring great work from the pair.

Graffiti and Street Art, Birmingham 2013

Birmingham Street Art and graffiti

Birmingham Street Art and graffiti

Graffiti and Street Art, Birmingham 2013

Street art and graffiti in Digbeth, BirminghamGraffiti and Street Art, Birmingham 2013

Graffiti and Street Art, Birmingham 2013

Street art and graffiti in Digbeth, Birmingham

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