Sr. X is a Spanish street artist based in London. His work in the streets is mainly done mixing stencils with brushes and more traditional techniques. Inspired by pop culture, films, publicity and urban legends, Sr. X normally expresses himself through stencils, paste-ups or installations. His creations are often wrapped in a distinct tone of irony and social criticism, frequently shrouded by a veil of sharp humour. In addition to his work in the streets, he likes to experiment with mixing street art techniques and more traditional elements such as acrylics and oil on wood panels in his studio, bringing his canvas creations one step forward with a more polished and elaborated process.
In most of his work Sr. X reflects about the personal and social human relations with other people and with society. Using imagery from adverts of the 50's he extrapolates and creates a relation with the fake lives and empty sense of fun and enjoyable life reflected on that kind of art and era with the same attributes in modern times with social media and fast consumerism culture, always from a humoristic, surreal or ironic point of view.
Sr. X sets to subvert social convention and traditional ideals with those all so humorous and at times dark twists that are very much exemplify Sr. X’s sense of sharp wit and fun, criticizing the over-abundance of pop culture and values it sets to install on society from above. All presented in that vintage style taken from 1950’s advertisements and imagery Sr. X’s work takes a look at vanity within society and offers a sarcastic take on the way in which commodity culture is ingrained within the popular sphere and how this can for many define ones’ self-worth. But it isn’t all just social commentary and critique what makes Sr. X’s output so unique it is also that his message is so often infused with that rather surreal and anarchic twist on old-fashioned values that is so fun and pure Sr. X.