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OLYMPIC FEVER HITS LONDON'S STREET ART SCENE
Usain Bolt immortalised by renowned street artist akaJimmyC
Renowned street/studio artist James Cochran (aka Jimmy C) has created a large scale street-style portrait of Jamaican Olympic hopeful and sports icon, Usain Bolt, on the wall of an East London car park. The portrait is being created in a distinctive 'scribble style' developed by the artist to reflect the inherent energy and vibrancy of Bolt's personality, as well as visually communicate a sense of speed.
Chosen as a sportsman who reflects the multicultural mix of the local residents, as well as one who crosses sporting boundaries, the East-London based artist has several other large scale works in the same area. He has been painting on the street for 20 years, with walls in cities all over the world bearing his signature style. The portrait was derived from a photo by Daniel Sommer, which Jimmy has transformed into the vibrant painting that we see now.