Nick Boruk has been working as an artist since March this year, after being made redundant a couple of years ago.
He has been developing a range of characters, known collectively as 'We Are BLOK HEDS', inspired by British Youth Culture tribes, and building on inspiration from the Banksy film 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' as well as Sheffield artist Pete McKee, after seeing him paint cupboard doors on the local news. Nick said this made him realise he was already doing it, and didn't need to be from the streets of New York to create urban artwork.
Nick's Blok Heds characters are created in various media; wood carvings, street art, paintings, illustrations and box art, and Nick has been getting noticed by culture vultures as a rising artists across the globe. His street art has appeared on several international Graffiti websites such as Street Art Gallery, Street Stuff and the French culture Twitter feed, La Colonne.
One of our favourites is Nick's 'Jimmy' character, no doubt inspired by the lead character from the famous cult film Quadrophenia. Here's the wooden version of Jimmy, on the shores of Scarborough, whilst a box art version is photoed below.
Nick also recently took his 'Sid the Skin' carving to the Skegness Scooter Rally in May earlier this year, pictured below.
His latest work features the notorious Kray Twins and was painted on reclaimed divan bed bases.
Nick is selling his creations, as well as other pieces of art, on his website . He is also taking commissions for those who want an extra special bespoke piece.