“I think stencil work is a form of OCD. To sit for hours on end, cutting small pieces of card from bigger pieces of card, it’s not a standard method of art, but a more precise and exact craft. The way we try to balance this, is by painting very quickly, and very rough and ready.”
SNIK are an art duo based in the United Kingdom. With over a decade’s experience painting walls inside and out they have established themselves as one of the most interesting and progressive stencil artists of the moment.
Their bold aesthetic is characterized by frozen scenes of dynamic action often at impressive scale, however it is the delicate details of the everyday, which make their works particularly unusual.
Rather than an elaborate narrative, SNIK seek to elevate the subtle and often unremarkable details of a single moment; tangled strands of hair, folds and textures of fabrics. It is this focus, which has come to define their work.