First appearing in Hackney Wick, Stikʼs signature figures began to march westward to Shoreditch and then the rest of London and cities abroad. All of the figures follow a similar androgynous aesthetic that are constructed from simple shapes. However, this is not to say that they are devoid of emotion. Themes of humility and expression are infused in Stikʼs brightly colored street art. Like Banksy, he is fiercely private about his identity. He was homeless for a period of his life. “Things got really bad and I resorted to desperate measures to make ends meet. My life was in danger and I had many experiences where I thought I was going to die. There is a lot of violence on the streets.” This intimate relationship with the streets is clearly evident in his work. His work sells for thousands and hangs in the homes of Sir Elton John, Bono, Brian May, Tinie Tempah and the Duke of Kent. He has been commissioned to complete street paintings for the N.H.S, The Barbican, The British Council and Amnesty International.