In Shoreditch, Part I: Phlegm, Alexis Diaz, C215, Run, Stik, Pez, David Walker and Matt Adnate

December 8th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
Phlegm

Sheffield-based Phlegm

As Shoreditch, an inner city district in London’s East End, continues its transformation from a working class neighborhood into London’s most creative hub, its walls attract not only the best of its local artists, but those from across the globe. Here are a few  images captured on my recent visit — more to come!

Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz

Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz

French artist C215

French artist C215

London-based Italian artist Run

London-based Italian artist Run

Local artist Stik

Local artist Stik

Bogota-based Barcelona-born artist Pez and London-based David Walker

Bogota-based, Barcelona-born artist Pez and London-based David Walker

Australian artist Matt Adnate

Australian artist Matt Adnate

Photos of Phlegm, Alexis Diaz, Pez & David Walker and Matt Adnate by Lois Stavsky; of C215, Run and Stik by Dani Reyes Mozeson


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Weekend link-o-rama

May 11th, 2013 | By | No Comments »
Roa in London

Roa in London

Happy weekend. Hope you’ve had a less busy week than me.

Photo by Unusualimage


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One Vision (of Barcelona)

February 2nd, 2013 | By | No Comments »
Blu-by-Miss-Kaliansky_Barcelona-2013

Blu

We get emailed the latest-and-greatest of many different street artists, but it is unusual to get sent photographs of old and worn down pieces unless they are historically significant. Miss Kaliansky may not have a website, but what she does have is an eye for beauty. She sent us these photos taken in Barcelona in January 2013, saying “Nothing new, but beautiful…”

Aryz-by-Miss-Kaliansky_Barcelona-2013

Aryz

Miss Van

Miss Van

Pez-by-Miss-Kaliansky_Barcelona-2013

El Pez

Ripo

Ripo

Suso33

Suso33

TVboy

TVboy

Xupet Negre

Xupet Negre

Photos by Miss Kaliansky


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Weekend link-o-rama

December 8th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Jade

It’s the weekend…

Photo by Jade


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Oslo’s ARD*POP-UP Festival

December 4th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Zosen (with Chanoir in the background)

The ARD*POP-UP Festival took place in Oslo this November and was the first iteration of this festival, although the organizers hope to move it from city to city in the coming years. This year, the festival brought Pez, Kenor, Phlegm, and others to the streets of Oslo for some really fun murals, although it does look like they were concentrated in a pretty small area. Here are a few of my favorites:

Chanoir

Phlegm

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Weekend link-o-rama

August 3rd, 2012 | By | 1 Comment »

It’s a mega link-o-rama this week because I’ve been traveling from last Saturday until Thursday morning.

Photo by Awer


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Pez, Penfold, and their colourful characters

April 7th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Malarky x Pez in London (and spot the Mr. Penfold). Photo by HookedBlog

I have always been a fan of colourful character based street art. For me personally, there is only so much of the polar opposite, stencil art, I can take before I find it all merges into one large mess of overlapping ideas and style. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy the use of stencils on the street, and there are a few artists that I really appreciate, Mobstr for one. But I rather enjoy seeing streets of brightly painted walls and shutters with a variety of characters and shapes popping out at me.

HUH? by Mobstr. Photo by HookedBlog

There seems to be a steady increase in the amount of artists painting in this style, one in which I feel the Burning Candy Crew recently promoted in the UK, but has been pushed by a variety of other artists including Malarky, Lucas, Ronzo, Billy, Sweet Toof, Paul Insect, Vinnie Nylon, and Mr. Penfold, among others.

My enjoyment of character based street art has been stirred this week by Pez, painting some nice pieces in the run up to his show at Tony’s Gallery, but also through Mr. Penfold’s exploits in Birmingham. I hope you enjoy them all as much I as do.

Pez in London. Photo by HookedBlog.

Mr. Penfold x Tempo 33 in Birmingham. Photo by Mr. Penfold

Mr. Penfold in Birmingham. Photo by Mr Penfold

Photos by Mr Penfold and HookedBlog


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Pez – Smiling since 1999

April 3rd, 2012 | By | 1 Comment »

Pez (the Spanish one) has his first UK solo show opening this week at Tony’s Gallery. Like most shows at Tony’s Gallery, Smiling since 1999 will be a mixture of installations and works on more traditional materials like canvas. Taking advantage of his time in London to hype the show a bit, Pez has been painting in Shoreditch.

Smiling since 1999 opens this Thursday evening from 6-9pm and runs through May 6th. Promises to be a fun show.

Image by Pez


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Weekend link-o-rama

March 31st, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Overunder in Bridgeport, CA

For me, this week was spent thinking way too much about the digital humanities at Re:Humanities. You may be asking what that is. I’m still not entirely sure, but I think it means using YouTube and Twitter to learn important stuff rather than to watch laughing-baby-related videos and talk about the last hamburger you ate. Still, interesting stuff. Kinda helps justify running a blog. Here’s what I was reading when I was trying not to waste my time on the web:

Photo by Overunder


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La Preciosa – the graffiti boat

December 26th, 2011 | By | No Comments »

Recently, five of the Vertigo Graffiti artists (Gris, Cazdos, Skida, Ecksuno and El Pez) painted a boat in Taganga, Columbia called La Preciosa. Here’s a video of the process:

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