@ Vic The Barber
175-185 Grays Inn Road
London WC1X 8UE

Mik Artistik


Over the past 30 years Leeds based artist Mik Artistik has walked the streets of the city and 'bagged' over 20,000 portraits.

Artistik’s exquisite works are all made with black biro drawn on brown paper bags. Artistik draws each work for approximately 15 minutes in public spaces, such as pubs. 

Artistik's artworks also convey an absurd charm: a consequence of seeing so many people's faces captured so beautifully on an object as throw away as a brown paper bag. ‘Bags Of Life’ is the first time any of this enormous body of work has been seen by the public. This multiple portrait exhibition offers a rare glimpse of this unique artist’s exceptionally creative endeavour. 

Exhibition runs
April 25th - June 15th 2014
Monday to Friday 11am - 6pm