Last week saw Penfold journey up from London for a couple of days painting here in Edinburgh. With only a couple of days in town, Penfold and his travel partner and painting buddy 45rpm put paint on the walls of a few popular local spots.

With a little help from Spectrum Arts the police box near the Pleasance got the Penfold treatment.

His work has taken on a little more of the abstract edge it has done lately, and we’ve been getting a bit of an insight into this over on his Instagram feed as he prepares for a new show opening on 13 April at Pearl and Groove.

With yet more stripped back shapes and lines, gone are the black outlines that helped define some of his super-clean designs – thinking of his character work, and recent cigarette shape study specifically – replaced with more patterns in some of the recent work that I’ve really been enjoying.

I think it works really well – it’s the first time I’ve seen this style applied to outdoor work and definitely looking to more of the same!

Nice to see his work appearing somewhere standalone – but also nice to see that he and 45rpm hit the New Street boards too, bringing something a little different to the spot which sees Edinburgh’s main graffiti artists redecorate the hoardings on a regular basis.


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