Characters in Pat Perry’s amazing street art
Pat Perry is an artist from Michigan who creates murals with a strong personality and original characters. Find out more now!
Detroit-based artist Pat Perry creates very original murals that have the particularity of representing subjects that never look directly at the viewer, but are always intent on doing something or, simply, thinking.
The most surprising aspect is that each character is not the result of simple imagination, but is inspired by people who really existed or are still alive. One example is the work dedicated to Edith Collier, accidentally painted by the artist on the day of her 134th anniversary in her hometown of Whanganui.
Another interesting example is the mural City of Poets made in Sulaymaniyya, Iraq, in 2018.
Pat was there during the first parliamentary elections since the defeat of ISIS: the young people of Sulaymaniyya helped the artist to spread a message of protest whose spokesmen were the poets and creatives, despite the violent persecution. Children from Syrian and Kurdish refugee communities painted flags praising peace and tolerance in the hope that public opinion would believe that all voices and opinions were worthy of consideration.
If you want to learn more about the stories behind each of Pat’s works, we recommend that you take a look at his site here.