Phlegm Street Art
Phlegm street artist project created for the annual Fremantle arts festival Western Australia
Spending time in Fremantle, Western Australia meant we bumped into Phlegm in the middle of another amazing street art project. So we hung around for a week or so until all the painty stuff was done. Strange people roam through Phlegm Fremantle street art project doing battle with the octopus on Queen Victoria Street Fremantle Western Australia.
Phlegm is a world-known street artist, cartoonist and illustrator. He is also well known for his self-published comics and highly creative street art. Phlegm’s work is distinctively detailed composed of odd figures and a narrative structure. His work inspires greatness and is even often inspired by graffiti where Phlegm transforms run down urban spaces and factories.
The name Phlegm came from one of the four bodily humours in ancient Greek medicine; blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm. Phlegm was believed to be responsible for an apathetic and unemotional temperament.
The majority of Phlegm’s artwork is strictly illustration-based. He leaves his street artwork and murals for his cartoon-based art. In fact, that majority of his large characters originate from his comics and they are often spray painted onto very large walls. Phlegm prefers to paint his comic work with black Indian ink and a dip pen. He uses colour only when he is screen-printing or painting large murals and other objects.
Since Phlegm emerged, he has gained worldwide recognition and is one of the most admired street artists across the world. His street art is very exciting and highly recognisable. His work has also appeared in a variety of objects such as airplanes, boats, buildings, vehicles and many street art festivals.
Phlegm Street Art