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Phlegm is a Sheffield based artist whose surreal illustrations can often be found on walls the world over. Working solely in monochrome, his fine technique and intricate detail form a “curiosity cabinet of the mind”, with each drawing forming part of an overall grand narrative that extends across time and place.

Phlegm’s giant black and white illustration based murals are each just one further part of the ongoing world he has created. Taking inspiration from the granite which the city is known for, his mural shows a number of workers chiseling away at the stone whilst sitting amidst a quarry of giant stone pillars. The work took on quite an evolution, originally framed with a black border, the artist was unhappy with the way it looked and so returned in order to remove the border and blend the mural more into the structure of the building.