A stone’s throw from London’s Crystal Palace transmitter and a short walk from the sprawling centre of Croydon is a small suburb known as Thornton Heath.
There’s a real bustling South London high street with some prime buildings ready for some street art!
Cue a 1960’s residential tower block in need of some love and attention and then throw in some renown artists to help spruce up the exterior.
We Like Static painted the canopy area and added a combination of dots and stripes around the entrance and ground floor area.
Whereas Mark McClure had the task of painting the huge bricked wall at the end of the tower block reaching five stories!
Mark McClure predominently painted in a black and white palette with splashes of red, blue and yellow throughout his abstract geometric design.
This work could be spotted a short distance away from the local train station too.
Whilst all the traffic whizzed by and navigated the roundabout another large mural by Ben Slow was visible as you pass by the Brigstock Road and Melford Road junction.
Ben had painted on a large rendered wall which had a mottled surface on the gable end of the local Refugee Centre in Thornton Heath.
A really muted colour palette with the subtle blues which really stood out – especially with the blue skies and the heatwave in full effect in South East London.
The use of intentional drips only added to the atmosphere of the painting.
It’s always great to see street art make it’s way to help improve the local environment in such a positive way.
Check out the video below to see the work in progress.