Currently watching over Hoxton Square in East London are the iconic faces of grime pioneers Wiley, Skepta and Dizzee Rascal. Each month, The Hoxton Window Project places compelling art pieces on the windows of UNIT 9, which overlooks the square, and this month features Jacob Everett’s exceptional designs.
As Everett explains ‘The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of East London is Grime music… When I was asked to create a piece for UNIT9’s Hoxton Window Project, I thought what better way than to turn the windows into stained glass monuments to the founding fathers of Grime.’
The colourless faces of the three artists are a stark contrast with the bright blues, yellows, greens and reds that line the portraits, catching the attention of passers-by.
The project follows Reuben Dangoor’s series of oil paintings of grime artists that featured at the Tate Britain back in December, reflecting grime’s penetration into other forms of culture. #chasingtheart
Everett has also illustrated the likes of Jay-Z, Biggie, Tupac, Nina Simone and Breaking Bad’s Heisenberg.
You can check him out at www.jacobeverett.com, or follow him on Instagram @jacobeverett.