Akse is a French Graffiti Artist who is excellent and one of my favourites. He has been in Manchester since 1997. Akse is a self taught street artist and has been covering the great city of Manchester as well as other cities with paintings of TV stars. Akse specialises in Characters and I have been lucky enough to capture his images before they get rudely destroyed.
His work also includes actor Pete Postlethwaite and Nelson Mandela, which have all been seen around the Northern Quarter. A new portrait of Kevin Spacey character Frank Underwood has just been completed in Burnage in Manchester. Other portraits I have been lucky enough to find include Tyrion Lannister, Jack Nicholson, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Walkden and James Gandolphini.
Pictures of his portrait of Heisenberg the Breaking Bad character was found on the Tib Street substation in Manchester. This must have struck a cord with him to paint more of the show’s characters, Gus, Mike, Hank and Jesse. I have been lucky enough to capture a lot of his work and it is all on my website. I have the highest respect for this artist and look forward to seeing more of his work.
I just want to add that this fellow Mancunian street artist has kindly allowed me to use his images on my website. I appreciate this so much and will credit all his amazing art.
Visit his website at http://akse-p19.com