This Street Artist’s Work Fits Perfectly in Its Environment
Drawing from pop culture, especially horror, JPS makes art that cleverly interacts with its surroundings
Jamie Paul Scanlon (JPS) is a British street artist currently based in Germany who draws inspiration from pop culture (especially horror) and accidents of geography. His wit, and his active imagination, mean that a T-junction sign can become Thor’s hammer, a worksite can become home to a marauding Jason Voorhees, and the Predator could be hiding around the corner in a wooded area near you.
Like all the very best street art, JPS’s works enhance and transcend their surroundings, working with accidents of geography or design to create a three-dimensional effect that enlivens the art with humor, social commentary, or both. In JPS’s capable hands, a cracked pavement, a damaged vehicle, or an ugly building are transformed into something that will surprise and delight passersby, enriching urban environments with a colorful cast of characters. Here are a few of his pieces, and you can find plenty more by following him on Instagram.
For more of JPS’s captivating street art, be sure to follow him on Instagram.