Ben Wilson An Unusual Street Chewing Gum Artist From London (17 photos)

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Ben Wilson – a true street artist from the UK. He creates a tiny thumbnail of the chewing gum that people throw out on the streets. take a look at some of his unusual works of art he created on the Millennium Bridge in London.

Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London


Artist Ben Wilson paints the piece of discarded chewing gum on the Millennium Bridge in London.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
Artist Ben Wilson produces miniature masterpieces on blobs of chewing gum littering the streets and pavements.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
Pedestrians walk past the miniature paintings made from chewing gum artist Ben Wilson on the Millennium Bridge in London.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
Artist Ben Wilson continues to paint the gum, while the police questioned him on the Millennium Bridge in London.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
Ben can spend as long as ten hours hunched over a discarded piece of gum, painting his eye-catching, colourful pictures on the sticky surface.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
He starts by heating the gum with a small blow torch and then adds lacquer to harden the chewy substance. He then uses special acrylic paints to create his designs.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
“Live in London” – one of the miniatures made from used and discarded chewing gum artist Ben Wilson on the Millennium Bridge in London.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
One of the old miniatures, created from used and discarded chewing gum by artist Ben Wilson. Thumbnail depicts St. Paul’s Cathedral. It is on the Millennium Bridge in London.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
He started five years ago as a way of brightening up his neighbourhood in Muswell Hill, north London, but has created his ‘pavement art’ throughout the UK and abroad.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
He says: “I started just doing random pictures – anything that came into my head, but after a while I started getting people asking me for certain things”.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
“The most bizarre request was a man who asked to paint ‘Will you marry me?’ on a piece of gum outside a shoe shop that she liked to go to. She said ‘yes’ luckily”.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
“I find painting on gum quite liberating and at least this way it’s all above board. If I were to paint on walls or the pavement itself, I’d be breaking the law”.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
Last year he was arrested by the City of London Police on suspicion of criminal damage. Fortunately, the case was dropped a few months later and he escaped prosecution.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
More than 10,000 examples of his work, which are usually no bigger than an inch in height and width, are plastered on pavements all over the UK and parts of Europe.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London
Old and new works by Ben Wilson on the Millennium Bridge in London.
Meet Ben Wilson Amazing Street Chewing Gum Artist From London