Cosmo Sarson – Breakdancing Jesus (Red)

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Cosmo Sarson – Breakdancing Jesus (Red)


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Artist: Cosmo Sarson

Year: 2015

Title: Breakdancing Jesus – (red)

Medium: oil on 12mm mdf board

Size: 86 cm x 122 cm (33,85 x 48,03 inches)

framed Size: 102 cm x 138 cm (40,15 x 54,33 inch)

Edition: 1

signed: yes

framed: yes

COA: yes

1 in stock

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Cosmo Sarson – Breakdancing Jesus (Red)

British artist Cosmo Sarson hit the headlines with his giant 28ft mural of Jesus breakdancing, created with over 1 kilo of gold glitter on a prestigious Bristol wall. The Wall is oposite a Banksy Mural.
This Cosmo Sarson – Breakdancing Jesus (Red) Artwork show jesus in brilliant detail.

The artist has successfully translated his epic street art creations into highly collectible limited edition prints. Born and bred Londoner, Cosmo Sarson started doing graffiti and breakdancing as a child. He started breakdancing in 1983, “we used to turn up early to school so we could practice on the lino floors of the room before class.” Cosmo Sarson went on to study Fine Art at The Byam Shaw School of Art, adding traditional artistic disciplines to his graffiti skills. He achieved early success when his degree show was sponsored by Paul Smith.

Working in oils and gouache, Cosmo Sarson, began exploring themes around Hip Hop culture, creating almost trompe l’oeil images of breakdancers, skateboarders and bmx riders. He stopped painting in 1997, hanging up his brushes after a solo show on Regents Street. He remained retired from the art scene, in which his friends included the then relatively unknown Nick Walker and Ben Eine, until 2009.

“Being an artist isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle, and it only pays for the lucky few, so you’ve got to work out how to survive and paint at the same time,” Cosmo explained in an interview. Between ’97 and ’09, he found work as an art director in advertising and then as a scenic artist on film sets. He painted everything, from large scenic backings, to old master paintings that hung as props, from frescoes to graffiti.

His now famous ‘Breakdancing Jesus’ painting was one of the ideas Cosmo Sarson had during the 12 dark years he didn’t have a studio, “I promised myself that it would be one of the first paintings I would make upon my eventual return.” His last paintings of ’97 were self portraits of Cosmo breakdancing so in an interview he explained “like Jesus coming out of the cave, it was kind of apocryphal that I should return from the dead also, and to the same subject matter, but with Christ risen in my place.”

Cosmo Sarson – Breakdancing Jesus (Red)

Cosmo Sarson made also the fantastic Artwork breakdancing jesus and screaming pope

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