It was a dark and cold winter’s evening at the start of December, in one of Sheffield’s newest cafe/ art spaces.
The Holt, situated behind Arundel Gate is central enough to access easily but tucked away enough to have a quaint and quirky atmosphere and it was the latest venue to host Sheffield street artist, Coloquix’s new art exhibition.
Arriving early before opening, I am greeted at the venue entrance by a large, new signature black and white lady with wings and bright red, orange and yellow colours. A permanent feature now for all those passing to see.
As ever the man, Coloquix himself is nervously preparing and waiting for people to arrive and soon enough the place is full, pieces are being sold and there’s a hefty queue at the bar.
This year, the artwork has seen a progression in different themes and style, the famous black and white lady has become more animated in her depiction, with different actions, settings and features. There’s a darker theme working it’s way throughout the pieces, the halo, the skulls, the black raven and the ouija board making appearances.
It’s not just the style that has evolved, the medium has too featuring some smaller watercolour pieces as well as the spray can crafted pieces that the artist has become well known for.
It’s truly surpassed all expectations, showing the great skill and time taken to create all there is on offer.
Coloquix’s Phantom Limbs exhibition is on until Saturday 24th December at The Holt, Arundel Street, Sheffield.
– Charlie Barker
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