Cork’s answer to Banksy has turned a boring wall in Bishop Lucey Park into an eye-popping work of outdoor art.
With the permission and support of Cork City Council and Cork Community Art Link, street artist Mr Everybody installed ‘Daydream’, a giant image of a male figure wearing a mask, spraying colourful bursts of paint up into the sky, over a number of days this week.
The self-taught artist, who cut his teeth on the graffiti scene before studying classical drawing and oil painting techniques, is responsible for a number of stunning pieces around the city.
Speaking to Yay Cork, Mr (Shane) Everybody revealed the vast work of art is a self-portrait:
“It’s basically about trying not to suffocate oneself; give life more colour and meaning and let creativity loose, in a way.”
“It can be interpreted differently by everyone, I tend to let people tell me what it says to them.”
With a show coming up in the Krause Gallery New York in July and another in the Be In Art Gallery in Melbourne, Australia in November, Mr Everybody’s pieces live in private collections all over the world.
A limited selection of works are available to buy here.