Artist Cosmo Sarson kicks off 2018 with a flying start, by painting an Angel of Brighton mural in the city.
The new mural on Regent Street will scale the side of a three-storey building and will be completed by Saturday (January 6).
Famous for his ‘Breakdancing Jesus’ mural opposite Banksy’s ‘Mild Mild West’ in Bristol, the Angel of Brighton is the artist's return to the public stage.
At over 20ft high the mural will use 4kg of gold glitter mixed into the paint as part of its background and depict a near nude female figure metaphorically rising from the ashes of 2017.
Painted in memory of his father Timothy Sarson, who will have died almost a year to the day of this mural's completion, and as a beacon of hope to all of those that have had a difficult year, the new mural is intended as a promise of things to come, the artist said.
Classically trained and mentored by the Turner Prize-nominated artist Peter Doig, Cosmo uses traditional fresco techniques to create his street art pieces and calls it ‘Classic with a Twist’, using just brushes and earth pigment paints such as ochres and umbers – and glitter.
The Angel of Brighton mural is backed by Art Republic with technical support from Facelift GB.
A limited edition fine art print based on the mural will be released next month.