Cosmo Sarson first gained notoriety and garnered international press in 2013 with a giant 30ft high mural of ‘Breakdancing Jesus’ painted opposite Banksy’s iconic ‘Mild,Mild West’ in Bristol. Another painting of Jesus breakdancing in the vatican went viral and remains a popular internet meme.
Having recently relocated from London to Brighton, Cosmo marked his arrival with another large scale mural, this time an angel. Dubbed ‘The Angel of Brighton’ the mural quickly became a much loved local landmark. Traditionally painted in a classical fresco style using natural earth colours for the figure and with 4 kilos of gold glitter mixed in to the paint for the background, the street art piece provided a striking juxtaposition to the spray can based graffiti above which it floated.
Cosmo Sarson studied Fine Art at The Byam Shaw School of Art where he was mentored by one of Britains finest contemporary painters, Peter Doig.
Influenced by the paintings of the Old Masters his current output explores the biblical and mythological themes of those works, reimagining these myths as set in modern times and placing them in a contemporary context.
Cosmo is an active member of the British street art scene, appearing in several books on the subject and painting at paint jams around the country. He has exhibited both nationally and overseas including the Saatchi gallery and Miami Scope Art fair, and held his first major solo show at the Pure Evil gallery in 2015.
He is also a freelance Scenic Artist in the film industry, with his graffiti and mural work appearing in many feature films including Tomb Raider, World War Z, Children of Men, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers – Age of Ultron.