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


I've spent a lot of time this summer at Hope Centre Ballymena getting to know the people involved in running the charity, the work they do, as well as the people who use the services. I was asked to paint a street art piece for the front of their building that would...

Hit The North Launch

Hit The North Street Art festival is back with the launch of the big event taking place this evening at The National Belfast from 6pm to 8pm. The event will be accompanied by an exhibition of work by Northern Ireland Street Artists including myself. There is a...


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...