Fanakapan is a prolific London-based street artist known for creating hyper-realistic images of real objects. His freehand, spray painting skills and the unrivaled combination of shadows and reflective highlights he adds to his absolutely stunning artworks have earned him a fantastic reputation within the urban contemporary art scene. Fanakapan has collaborated with URBAN NATION by contributing his works on a Community Wall project in 2018.
When viewing Fanakapan's work from a distance, the human eye can be tricked into thinking it is focusing on a real object. In fact, his 3D creations of helium foil balloon-based motifs look so real that it often requires the aid of the haptic sense to realize they were spray-painted on a wall. Originally starting with stencil work in his hometown of Dorset, the self-taught artist with a background in prop production, began working with spray paint in the early 2000s. Over the years he developed into the extraordinary artist he is today. Despite the fact that some of his artwork hints at larger messages, he wants people to read into what they think it should stand for.