Manchester based artist Scott R Greenwood, aka SRG’s new painting has been revealed at INNSiDE Manchester.
He is famed for his celebrity portraits and has recently worked with the likes of Johnny Depp, Bugzy Malone, Harry Maguire and Rio Ferdinand.
Scott R Greenwood has practiced art throughout his life, but his career really kicked off in 2019 when he started using social media to promote his work.
For this particular mural, Scott has veered away from his usual style and used colour to bring a concrete pillar at the entrance of the hotel to life.
He said: “I wanted the design to be really creative and represent what INNSiDE is all about – the colours, the buildings, the #StayCurious tag, but with a SRG twist.”
Also at the INNSiDE’s hotel is a gallery space which is currently occupied by Comme Ca Art.
They are an ongoing collaboration showcasing Manchester’s superb art scene and artists.
It features work from local artists on a rotational basis.
Comme Ca Art brings both up and coming and established artists to the hotel.
Currently on show are works by three local artists, Big H, Mr Eggs and Alan Yaffe, who all have their own unique style of work, for Comme Ca Art’s most colourful Art Exhibition to date.
Heres a brief bio about the featured artists Big H, Mr Eggs and Alan Yaffe.
Big H’s art is mainly a mixture of graffiti and pop art, with popular culture his subject matter.
His art often satirises current issues in society such as celebrity culture, power and commercialism.
He often enjoys the look and feel of tight and accurate geometric lines mixed with strong vibrant colours and bold patterns surrounding a central figure from the world of popular culture.
Mr Eggs has always had a love and appreciation of art. He’s a born and bred Mancunian and proud of his working class roots. From discovering Street Art in his teenage years, he traveled far and fast and after taking a hiatus for several years, he’s back.
Mr Eggs commented, “Many of the works on display originated on walls of the North West. First and foremost, art should be accessible and what’s more accessible than a brick wall? People have said my work is up-lifting; it speaks to them. Art can be a form of social commentary, and my brushes and cans are my mouthpiece.”
Alan Yaffe takes hold of a blank canvas, there’s an excitement that’s hard to explain. The creative possibilities are infinite and, for Alan, abstraction offers up all those possibilities.
His creativity is not bound by the real world and, quite often, not even by his imagination.
The beauty of applying paint to canvas is that Alan is able to let the image develop as he builds up the composition with layers, texture and colour until arriving at an endpoint… a finished painting. That endpoint often takes Alan by surprise in an amazing and uplifting way.
The next round of artworks will be on display at Come See Comme Ca, INNSiDE Manchester, First Street, until the 21st of November, 2022.
You can also find Comme Ca Art at Manchester Art Fair, showcasing the artists in exhibition at INNSiDE Manchester.