Behind the scenes; FINK.ART Street art in Portobello

This month Fleming Real Estate were lucky enough to get up, close and personal with one of Dublin’s well known street artists, a member of the Portobello community.


It is amazing to think this street artist is local and the council support his work.

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Question Time

Do you think street art has become acceptable in today's age?

A: Street art is definitely more accepted in today’s times specially considering Corona virus restrictions & i suppose more outdoor activities involving the public resulting in more appreciation of street art in general. Street arts accessibility with or without Corona has gone from strength to strength over the years in a public gallery setting i.e the street involving onlookers that wouldn’t usually attend galleries making street art incredibly accessible with the potential for mass growth like in other cities the world over.

Q: When did you start composing street art and when was your first commission?

A: When i was a teenager 30ish years ago i started to do graffiti & then i went on to study graphic design in college receiving my Honours degree in 2001 & in 2005 i started to paint street art being one of the first in Ireland to do so. One of my first commissions was for Dublin Bar Academy on Francis Street where i continued to create street art on a regular basis on Francis Street.

Q: What is behind the piece on Sygne street of the Bernard Shaw?

A: My thought process & Shaw’s thought process is exactly what inspired me to paint ‘Thoughts’ my portrait of George Bernard Shaw on Upper Synge Street. The art symbolises his process from brain to quill to paper with the incredible words that he created & his abundant creativity.

Q: What was the inspiration for the newest addition on South circular road at the spar?

A: My thought process behind my current large street art piece ‘An Turas’ (The Trip) is primarily the influence & benefit of beautiful nature in an urban setting such as Portobello. Also incorporating the swans which often reside in Portobello & in reference to the mythical celtic story of ‘The Children of Lir’; a journey of mother nature set against a modern day urban setting.

Q: Who are your main influences in the world of street art?

A: Main influences for me in the world of graffiti include Maclaim (Tasso & Case) a German outfit & Nick Walker & Jodi (both English street artists) & Kobra from Brazil is also an incredible artist.

Q: Any plans for the future?

 

A: Big commissions ahead for me all going well as I am waiting for a large premises to be built which i will then decorate but of course also more street commissions & canvas art on the horizon.

 

Q: Do you sell prints or do you intend of doing some in the near future?


A: I intend on having a full selection of prints available in the near future

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Alexandra Moore

Alexandra Moore

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12 October 2020  

alexandra@flemingre.com

Just some property stuff

We at Fleming Real Estate hope you enjoyed the above if you need any street art completed let us know and we can pass on contact details.

 But we are a property company so here is some property information that might be useful. 

Average Residential Value October 2020
Data provided by iPPi.ie

PORTOBELLO D8

Average sold price in the last 6 months: €559,108

Average 2 bed; €382,000 

(average size 66sqm) €5788 €/sqm

Average 3 bed; €710,000 

(average size 107sqm)  €6687 €/sqm

Dublin 8

Average sold price in the last 6 months: €350,726

Average 2 bed; €238,200

(average size 43sqm) €5498 €/sqm

Average 3 bed; €307,000

(average size 62sqm) €5099 €/sqm

Dublin 6

Average sold price in the last 6 months: €750,336

Average 2 bed; €419,000

(average size 76sqm) €5844€/sqm

Average 3 bed; €572,636

(average size 92sqm) €6015 €/sqm

Average 4 bed; €1,032,273

(average size 169sqm) €6083€/sqm

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