Teratology Vera

Italian street artist Vera Bugatti paid a visit to London to continue her huge murals that she has unleashed all around the world. Fighting the cold December temperatures Vera took to a wall near the junction between Old Street and Goswell Road in Clerkenwell. Painting on the side of a rough bricked wall the artist…

Lora Zombie Attack

Russian born artist Lora Zombie recently paid a visit to East London and certainly made her mark on the area. First she visited Hanbury Street and painted next to this creation from Wasp Elder and HB. (Click any image to see more on that work.) Titled ‘Heartbreaker Kid’ here a young child is painted kicking…

Wasp Elder and Helen Bur on Hanbury Street

WIP @abcdefghelens & @waspelder A post shared by Nelly Balazs (@monoprixx) on Jan 11, 2017 at 2:07pm PST Artists Colour Doomed and Helen Bur took to a back street wall in London’s Shoreditch area for their latest creation. Painting as Wasp Elder and HB the canvas was on a long bricked wall located on Hanbury…

Everything but the girlz

Blackall Street is always awash with street art featuring pasteups, stencils and full-on street art covering every surface of the trendy Shoreditch alley. Set just off Great Eastern Street it’s essentially a back street alley which forms the back end of a number of old warehouses on one side and new huge developments being built…

All girl action in Shoreditch

Two female artists from Cardiff joined a raft of other female street artists in the latest Paint Jam in London’s Blackall Street. Pyklops and Unity both attended the Shoreditch back lane and posted more pics on their Instagram feeds too. Firstly previous works were blocked out with strong yellow and blue base colours before the…

All girl paint jam on Blackall Street in Shoreditch

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The first real paint jam of 2016 kicked off over the weekend with an all girl extravaganza on the little alley known as Blackall Street in Shoreditch. A popular spot for paste up artists in particular, the street has taken on a whole new lease of life over the past…

Rise and Fall

There are some fantastic walls in London that regularly get a makeover and attract some first class work. Here this street just off Shoreditch’s Brick Lane is always worth a visit. Recently street artist Meggs and Corpse have painted the gates and wall located just off Buxton Street. First up David Hooke aka ‘Meggs‘ has…

My favourite paste of time

A wander around the back streets of London always unearths some great street art but it also unearths some wheat pastes, paste-ups and stencils too. Two main hotspots for this type of work are Blackall Street and the lanes just off Brick Lane. Below are a selection from these areas featuring artists like Mr Farenheit,…

Demolition….. man!

Usually a good indicator of how well a city is developing is the amount of street art that it attracts. (really???) Sometimes it’s organised events whereas other times it’s much more organic and just appears (where’s this going?) – but it’s also a sign when new major developments are occuring in a city. Hence it’s…

Dal Eastenders

Chinese-born DALeast lives in South Africa but spends part of each year travelling and has painted on walls within nearly every continent. The 29-year-old, who keeps his real name a secret, has been making art since he was three. I worked on everything when I was in China – painting, sculpture, installations, synchronising performance, and…

Alo alo!

Hailing from Italy but now based in London – street artist Alo has been very active in the Shoreditch area in the last year. His style is very abstract and geometric featuring strong lines, blocks of (primary) colour and more importantly text replacing organs or objects! “I usually start without any ideas, maybe just a…

Blackall back passage

Heading towards Hoxton and slightly off the main street is a back passage called Blackall Street. It’s essentially a back lane with all the buildings backing onto it hence creating a large canvas up both sides of the ‘street’ On each visit it seems to be a favourite for the numerous ‘street art tours’ that…

Dscreet and Run on Grimsby Street

Set between a busy railway line and Brick Lane in the trendy Shoreditch area of London is a back lane called Grimsby Street (that makes it a street not a lane then!!??) and is this huge canvas stretching about 20 metres. A huge piece by Dscreet fills one end of the wall featuring two of…

Taking the pee with Millo

Millo is an artist from Italy who has recently paid a visit to London and held an exhibition of his work in the Hoxton Gallery. Located in the surrounding area were other examples of his work including these three pieces. First up to see was this piece sat proudly between two premises for all passers-by…

Pixel Pancho in Shoreditch

Street artist Pixel Pancho has been visiting London recently and paid a visit to the Shoreditch area to add to the ever growing number of pieces of street art in this popular suburb. First up is this piece on a crumbling rendered brick wall set in a lane off Brick Lane. It features a man…

Thierry Noir around London

If you had to ask people to name a few graffiti and street artists then top of the list would be Banksy followed by maybe a Shepard Fairey, Roa or Phlegm but if you showed people the colourful work here I think people would be aware of it and sorta know it but most would…

Run Phrenology

Italian artist RUN spent a weekend in London’s trendy Shoreditch working on his latest work which he has titled ‘Phrenology’ Painting his large mural on a traditional bricked bridge underpass the artist explored his Phrenology ideas transferring his body map of modern diseases and abnormal conditions from his paper sketch to the giant wall. Phrenology,…

Shoreditch work in progress

There’s really is just so much to see on a wander around Shoreditch in London and on this visit it was great to catch an artist at work on his piece. The artist Milo Tchais didn’t mind me taking some pics and chatted throughout. Hopefully I didn’t put him off his stroke whilst he worked…

Bricking it!

A short walk from London’s Brick Lane and off the beaten tracks – to – under the tracks. A concrete subway leads you to some derelict land sandwiched between two railway lines. Security fencing has been compromised and the area has become a target for graffiti artists (not street artists!) to decorate the surroundings with…

Shepard Fairey exhibition and street art

First of all I hear you ask – who is this Shepard Fairey chap? Well street artists like Banksy are now widely accepted into the general public’s knowledge in this area but I would like to think that Shepard comes a close second – with most people not even being aware that they have seen…

Phlegm in Shoreditch

On my graffiti trawl of Shoreditch, London a local artist recommended I take a visit up a certain road to discover the latest work by Phlegm. I was totally unaware of what to expect from ‘Phlegm’ but the local artist did seem quite excited just telling me about this piece. Walking down Heneage Street and…

Malark work in Shoreditch

On my travels around the trendy and fashionable area of Shoreditch in London – I kept coming across a certain striking bit of street art adorning many shutters and doors all around the Brick Lane area from an artist and illustrator called Malark. Each piece featured bright colours and contrasting stripes and would usually feature…