New Swoon street art in East London

9 Dec ’11

Street artist Swoon in London

Brooklyn based street artist Swoon, real name Caledonia Dance Curry, yesterday put up some of her trademark paste-ups across East London.  Swoon uses traditional wood cut  techniques to render her evocative, ephemeral and realistic street art that draws inspiration from an array of historical and folk sources as well as people that she knows or meets on her travels.   The results are exquisite, with an astounding level of craft and detail within each piece.  Street Art London managed to find seven which are pictured below.

Swoon has visited London before and last year put up four pieces up on the street of which only one remains today.   She also put up a piece a few weeks back (reported here) that was removed after just two days on the street.   This year in London, Swoon has also been busy with other projects, having put on an exhibition at Black Rat Projects and delivered a lecture at the Bank of Ideas.

Shoreditch.

Street artist Swoon in London

Street artist Swoon in London

Along Regent’s Canal: 

#1    Street artist Swoon in London

Street artist Swoon in London

#2Street artist Swoon in London

Street artist Swoon in London

Street artist Swoon in London

#3  Street artist Swoon in London

Street artist Swoon in London

Street artist Swoon in London

#4Street artist Swoon in London

Street artist Swoon in London

Street artist Swoon in London

Off Hackney Rd.

Street artist Swoon in London

Street artist Swoon in London  Street artist Swoon in London

Near Arnold Circus.
  Street artist Swoon in London

Street artist Swoon in London

Street artist Swoon in London

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Artransmitte December 12, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Fantastic work! Love the way Swoon add details in her pieces and how some of then look almost real from far away like #4 the one with the boy near the boats.

A show that can’t be missed if you like street art!

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