Loretto is a London based graffiti artist who many believe is originally from South London and has been active for the last 10 years. He started grabbing the attention of the media in the last 8 years, having appeared in several publications for his controversial and sometimes political prints, murals and stencils.
Some of his older pieces can still be found and seen in diverse areas around London aswell as some of his stencils. The Londonist said this “Loretto’s work plays on the icons of politics and popular culture, often with a wry or surreal edge. Comparison with Banksy are inevitable, though the style is perhaps closer to the colourful stencils of Pegasus”. Loretto is often described as being a prolific artist, offering original contemporary images, using a stencil and spray paint technique. His work has two different sides: one is the satirical view of celebrities, the other focuses on aspects of human nature and psychology.
For those of you that spotted the politically provocative ‘The Psychos’ stencil, you’ll have seen “Kim Jong-Un noodles away on the electric, Don belts out the vocals, while sad Vlad holds it together on drums. If only international diplomacy were as harmonious as ultimate supergroup The Psychos” said Londonist.