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Hey Look, It's a Mike Parsons.


Mike Parsons has been drawing these sorts of dense, busy black on white images for as long as I've known him. Themes involving the choking mess of city life, slavery to consumerism and the threat of total obliteration by war have always been prevelent, but that's not to say Parsons ever really repeats himself.

The mural shown above (and below the cut) can be found at Bathurst and Wolseley. A number of other murals can be found around Kensington Market and elsewhere in the city. It's the kind of graffitti that really grabs your attention and makes you look. The images are so simple, and the colour is so stark it's impossible for Parsons' work to blend into the surroundings. Although sometimes the surroundings blend into the work.

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Parsons' compositions always beg you to get close and explore every inch of the page, and though you can usually find him in front fo the Black Bull on Queen West, I'm always delighted when I notice something new of his in an alleyway or, in this case, on the side of a house.


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