British artist Cosmo Sarson hit the headlines with his giant 28ft mural of breakdancing jesus, created with over 1 kilo of gold glitter on a prestigious Bristol wall.
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.