In Shoreditch, Part II: Faith47, Satterugly, Rone, Hottea, Bicicleta, Jimmy C, Ben Slow, Roa, Martin Ron & Skeleton Cardboard

December 15th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
South African artist Faith47 and to the right Mexican artist Satterugly

South African artist Faith47 and to her right Mexican artist Satterugly

This is the second post featuring some of the walls that I recently saw in Shoreditch, the East London neighborhood that is increasingly attracting artists from throughout the globe.

Another view of Faith47 and Satterugly with Australian artist Rone to the left and Hottea's first-rate graffiti

Another view of Faith47 and Satterugly with Australian artist Rone to the left and Hottea’s first-rate graffiti

Brazilian artist collective, Bicicleta

Brazilian artist collective, Bicicleta

London-based Australian artist Jimmy C

London-based Australian artist Jimmy C

London-based Ben Slow

London-based Ben Slow

Belgian artist Roa with Argentine artist Martin Ron to his left

Belgian artist Roa with Argentine artist Martin Ron to his left

Irish artist Skeleton Cardboard with a message

Irish artist Skeleton Cardboard with a message

Photos 1-4 by Dani Reyes Mozeson; 5-7 by Lois Stavsky


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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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SMoA brings guerilla curating to the streets of London

December 29th, 2012 | By | 1 Comment »

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The Street Museum of Art has launched its second venture in “guerilla curating” in London’s artsy district of Shoreditch. Like their first exhibition, it’s basically a self-guided street art tour with museum-like wall labels. The exhibition’s title, “Beyond Banksy: Not another gift shop“, is likely a tongue and cheek reference to the commercial attention that street art has received in London these past few years, with Banksy at the forefront of the movement. In all fairness, Banksy has become enough of a household name that he and Exit Through the Gift Shop are frequently my reference points when speaking about street art to people outside this niche community. For that, I am thankful that I get to SMoA advises that the name is not meant to undermine the work of the beloved stencil artist, rather it is to encourage those who have Banksy as their token understanding of street art to the diversity of the other talented artists on the streets. This exhibition highlights works by artists such as C215, Christiaan Nagel, Eine, Mobstr, Pablo Delgado, Phlegm, Roa, Run, Skewville, Space Invader, Stik and Swoon.

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The map of the exhibited works are available here and the hours are… well, unlimited.

Photo by Street Museum of Art


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Mushrooms in Shoreditch

March 5th, 2010 | By | 1 Comment »

These mushrooms have been popping up in Shoreditch recently. No idea who is doing it. They look kind of odd, but I will give the artist or artists credit for awesome placement.

Photos by unusualimage


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How I Discovered Street Art

March 1st, 2009 | By | No Comments »

So this may be completely random, but I was in Shoreditch yesterday and decided to record this video recreating how I first came across street art.


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Two Minute Tour: Shoreditch Street Art

December 6th, 2008 | By | 2 Comments »

I went on a street art walk through Shoreditch today with gofindit.net, which is an campaign for the new Ford KA. The website isn’t really about the KA though, it’s meant to be about how you can discover new things by just opening your eyes and looking around. While I’m not the biggest fan of car companies co-oping street art because it’s “hip” and “cool”, the website does have a few cool bits.

First, they’ve put together a great video of Shoreditch graffiti:

Second, remember Space Invader’s QR codes? Well Ford’s made some really sick ones for this campaign that they’ve been sticking around Shoreditch. Once again, we have the question of is it okay to think something that Ford is doing is cool, but I think you’ll agree, these are, at the very least, cool technology. Besides, maybe some street artists will pick up on this idea… Check out the video of Ford’s QR codes below. I got to play with these a bit today, and I have to say, really fun.


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Old Barry McGee in London

November 22nd, 2008 | By | 3 Comments »

Came across this little piece by Barry McGEe today on Redchurch Street, but I’d never noticed it before. To see it in person for yourself, you can check out Streetartlocator.com where I’ve geotagged the piece.

Anybody know how old it is? Can’t imagine it’s even remotely new.

Sorry for the poor quality pic, it was dark. Check my flickr in a few days, and I’ll get a proper image up.

Barry McGee in London. Photo by RJ

Barry McGee in London. Photo by RJ


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