Street Artist JPS Pays Tribute To Classic Horror Movies


Based in southwest England, JPS has turned the Barrow Gurney Mental Hospital into his own stylish house of horrors. But, his work doesn’t end there. He’s been featured in a range of London exhibitions, including the “Bansky Revelation” and “Broken Britain.” , and often features characters from iconic horror movies.



In 2009, the street artist known as JPS was on a downward spiral- then a visit to the Banksy exhibit in Bristol turned his life around.

The 37-year-old street artist from Weston-super-Mare, said “Five and a half years ago, I was homeless from drink and drugs, Two of my friends were murdered when I was 19 and I went down a bad path.”


“I’m from a tough estate and I lost a lot of friends. I hid my grief through drink, and wasted 12 years of my life” – This seems to be the foundations that have created this great artist!

“Then in 2009 I went to visit the Banksy show in Bristol and I though “hey I could do that. I was into fine art when I was younger, but Banksy inspired me, he saved my life and I respect him.”,  JPS explains on his website.


JPS credits seeing the Banksy exhibit to helping him get his life back on track: “My life was in the gutter and it’s been a long journey out of it. But I feel like my mind has come back.”