street art belfast

Emic is an Artist based in Belfast at the Bankers Art Studio. Since 2012 he has been painting street art and exhibiting works around the UK and Ireland.


The artist paints on walls and canvas using a combination of aerosols and oils. His art explores human identity and our connection to the contrasting worlds of the urban and the natural. The artwork presents themes of chaos, tranquility, technology and abandonment. We are constantly affected by our surroundings, be it manmade or natural.


Emic has been commissioned to paint large-scale street art across the country with clients such as Queens University and  Dublin City Council.


In 2015 he was awarded the Visual Artists Ireland DAS residency.


emic hand


A recent mural painted at the Hope Centre in Ballymena. Thank you to everyone there for having me and putting up with my fumes. More to follow from this project soon.


My new street art piece "Connections", questions our relationship with the digital world. The cable box in front of the wall provides internet for the houses on the street. The coloured lines represent popular social media channels.    ...


  I was recently commissioned to paint a piece for a very cool couple who had attended one of my 3d exhibitions in September. They celebrated their 35th year of marriage in January and wanted something unique to mark the occasion. The best kind of commissions are...

Dragonfly progress

Its been a crazy few weeks getting my new studio space fit for purpose of making art and meeting deadlines. This week sees some time free up to work through a few commissions. The dragonfly is the first of those that has progressed to the point where I can photograph...

Belfast Beyond

Belfast Beyond have been relentlessly documenting Belfast Street Art and Graffiti for the past few years and is a great resource for anyone looking to find out more about the artworks and the artists that have painted in the city. I recently had a chat with them in my...

Letting loose

Finally got around to finishing my latest street art piece on Cupar Way (the peace wall). I decided to not be overly precious and let loose on this one by combining the realism with some far out abstraction. Cheers to Voms for the spot....