One of the most mysterious and beloved players of the Montreal street art scene, Stikki Peaches has been altering the urban landscape of cities such Paris, London, Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, Barcelona, and Stockholm for nearly a decade. Using the streets of the world as his canvas and employing a variety of media, including collage, acrylic paint, and silkscreen, Stikki Peaches’ work is strongly influenced by pop culture references, lowbrow art, and street culture.
Stikki’s work references pop art and iconic figures, ranging from Batman and Darth Vader to Elvis Presley and Mozart. His work stimulates thoughts, provokes discussions, and engages people, and with each of his pieces the graffiti artist also wants to leave his viewer with a smile. Describing his work as art for the soul, he welcomes criticism of any kind.
For him, using the streets as his playground prevents him from getting emotionally attached to a piece. Once completed, his work his simply “out there,” to be enjoyed by the public. Because he strongly believes that art reaches so many people, at so many different levels, and in so many different ways, he is always curious to see how the public will react to his work.
While Stikki Peaches’ work is recognized internationally, he has managed to keep his anonymity since starting on his artistic path in 2009.