Binty Bint - Three Cool ChicksArtwork installed - June 2014

For a number of years, female street artist Binty Bint has hatched a growing clutch of highly-stylised, candy-coloured chicks. Her brood adorns urban spaces from London to New York, Mexico to Japan. With a very distinctive, and highly-recognisable style, her artwork is a perfect embodiment of the Pop Art oeuvre. Think Warhol's Campbell's Soup; latterly Haring's Radiant Baby; Fairey's Obey Giant. Each refuse to shy away from Warhol's edict that "…everybody only does one painting anyway." Indeed, allowing herself the apparently narrow parameters of a recurrent form and palette, Binty Bint has freed her creativity to focus on values of abundance and distribution. As she said during a post-painting slice of cake "Paint little. And paint everywhere."

In 1957, British pioneer of the Pop Art movement Richard Hamilton declared "Pop Art is: popular, transient, expendable, low-cost, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous, and Big Business". Binty Bint ticks all of those boxes, with the added criteria of 'fun'.

If you like your eggs sunny side up, visit Turnpike Lane's Three Cool Chicks, and keep a note of Binty's Boutique - set to open its barn door some time soon...

Photo © Bintism 2014

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