Born in Lancashire in northern England and now living in London, Grimshaw has become a highly regarded street artist. During a traumatic and violent childhood his artwork was a vital escape. His personal history of distress and frustration is apparent in many of his pieces, which often feature blood, battles, humans in war paint and animals that like to eat humans.
The piece featured here was created as part of Manchester’s Cities of Hope Festival in 2016, and hope is evident in this face and the tender grip of the flower.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 18 September 2017
Posted as part of Monday Mural