Street artist JPS started painting on the street in 2009 after taking inspiration from the ‘Banksy vs Bristol Museum show’, Bristol, close to his home town of Weston-super-Mare. The show featured more than one hundred works of art by Banksy, including animatronics and installations and was Banksy’s largest exhibition to date, featuring seventy-eight new works. JPS openly says that Banksy saved his life… a life from drug and alcohol abuse. JPS gained strength through his art and hasn’t stopped since.
Whether it’s exorcising his demons or just his love for horror film characters JPS’s horror stencils are executed to the finest detail. So here are our top 10 favourite JPS horror stencils to date. Counting down…
At Number 10 we have the girl from the last Exorcism, a 2010 American found footage supernatural horror film.
Number 9 we have the Spider. This is going to scare anyone walking past that night or day! shreek!
Number 8 is Chuck… no more Mr good guy!
Number 7 is Jason Voorhees, the main character from the Friday the 13th series.
Number 6 is Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. You definitely wouldn’t want to bump into Freddy anytime soon!
Number 5 is PinHead, a fictional character from the Hellraiser series. With Freddy verses Pinhead it was close but with all those pins he gets to number 5!
Number 4 is Alien from the 1979 British-American science fiction-horror film.
The size and detail in this stencil is extraterrestrial!!
Number 3 is Leatherface from the classic 1974 American Horror film… Texas chainsaw massacre! Just run when you hear the chainsaw!
Thanks for the warning guys!
In Second place we have DeadBeatz with flesh eating zombies and a retro Boombox… for those of you too young…
Boombox is a common term for a portable cassette tape recorder/player and AM/FM radio (and, beginning in the 1980s, a CD player) with an amplifier, two or more loudspeakers and a carrying handle. Wikipedia
This can be found in an abandoned factory in Brandal, Norway.
In first position is JPS vs Banksy and has to be one of our all time favourites. Here JPS cleverly stencils Banksys most popular piece “Girl with Balloon’ representing hope… only for Pennywise, the clown from Stephen Kings ‘IT’, to have caught it!
This piece was done in 2012 at Barrow Gurney Mental Hospital, until it was demolished in 2014.
What’s your favourite JPS horror character? Drop a comment down and let us know which piece makes your heart skip a beat!
Photo credit JPS
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