Filthy Luker Brings Eccentricity to Everyday Scenes

 - Apr 30, 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom-based artist Filthy Luker has more than just a curious moniker. He has a talent for turning ordinary streets, parking lots, parks and corners into surreal forays of the imagination.

From tentacles popping out of buildings to trees with giant googly-eyes to over-sized banana peels splattered on the sidewalk, Luker puts a decidedly whimsical spin on everyday life.

What is perhaps most impressive about the street artist's work is the sheer scale of it. It's one thing to happen across some interesting graffiti or an odd sculpture, it's another to see tentacles that would be at home on a giant squid bursting out of buildings. Still, this is not to say that Luker's work is overbearing. Rather, it has all the imagination and curiosity one would expect from a life-size cartoon.