Korp blimey!

Caleigh Ill at The Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Gloucester held it’s first-ever street art festival on the first weekend in August – christened ‘The Gloucester Paint Jam
It was held at locations throughout the City but with the main focus on King’s Square in the city centre.

One of the 40 painters attending over the weekend was Peterborough-based Korp (or Korporate) where he began by multi-layering text with marker pens and paint to create an intricate background image.

Kompany at The Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Kompany at The Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Kompany at The Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Not being familiar with his work it was mesmerising to watch the concentration of how the layers were built up and not knowing what the end result was going to be!

It’s always great to see quality art developing in front of your eyes and see the craftmanship and dedication that goes into each piece.

Kompany at The Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Kompany at The Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Kompany at The Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

His stencil work displays a remarkable level of patience and an exceptional eye for detail and the use of text and hidden meanings in many of the images belies a subverted playfulness.” – Korp Website

Kompany at The Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Kompany at The Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Kompany at The Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

The rain came down in buckets which resulted in a short break for everyone painting – whilst secretly hoping nothing was affected by the bad weather conditions.

Luckily Korp has already incorporated some dripping paint in his piece! #phew

Setdebelleza at The Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Unable to attend the second day of Korp painting so a visit was arranged for a few weeks later to see all the completed works – and wow it was worth the wait and revisit!

What a transformation on Korp’s piece. Cor blimey!

Twas really lucky to view it in the initial stages and to watch the build up of layers, hard work and contemplation that went into it.

This colourful worm character came as a total surprise! WOW 🙂

Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Lately Korp is better recognised for his marker work which consists of an army of mutated worms that frequently explore his childhood experiences and current affairs.” – Korp Website

Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Gloucester Paint Jam 2014

Here’s to Korp returning for the 2015 Gloucester Street Jam!

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