Broken Fingaz Crew Hackney Road

Broken Fingaz, Israel’s best known graffiti crew, are currently in London and last week Street Art London hooked up Tant, one of the members, with a small wall (see below).  There will surely be new work from Broken Fingaz going up  in the next week or two so watch this space…  For now here is a little background on Broken Fingaz Crew and details of their current work in London.

Broken Fingaz were formed in 2001 and hail from Haifa in Northern Israel. They consist of four members who are Deso, Kip, Tant and Unga.  Originally Broken Fingaz crew started out in graffiti but have since moved into illustration, muralism, animation and a whole range of other disciplines.  After conquering Israel with their distinctive styles Broken Fingaz Crew have moved on to paint all over the world, London being no exception.

This is the second time that Broken Fingaz have visited London, they were here in May of this year off the back of some major exhibitions in prominent Israeli art institutions such as the Tel Aviv Museum and the Haifa Museum of Art.  During Broken Fingaz’s first visit they put down some great pieces around East London, notably a large mural on Hackney Road and a collaboration with INSA on Christina Street, Shoreditch.

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Anthony Lister Interview with Street Art London

Street Art London: So let’s get this started.

Lister: Sounds great. Anthony Lister, November 15th 2012, the day before the Apocalypse.

Street Art London: I thought that was on the 20th? Anyway. First question, can you tell us a little about how you developed your unique style? Did you study fine art?

Lister: Yes, I did study fine art. Well, I guess I developed my styles with the frame of mind that I wanted to be able to still make art when I’m like old and handicapped. So I kind of wanted to feel comfortable just, you know, making things out of scribbles really. So I actually don’t really even call it drawing. I call it shapeshing. I kind of just push shapes around. I don’t know if that answered your question.

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Lister in Shoreditch

16 Nov ’12

Anthony Lister street art in Shoreditch, London. Street Art London

Australian street artist Anthony Lister is currently in London and has been on a painting spree around East London. Street Art London hooked him up with this wall in Rivington Street today and spent some time in his company as he painted.

The wall is next door to Cargo, the courtyard of which Banksy once famously painted and within which two of his works remain.  Lister paid his own tribute to one of these Banksy pieces.  Afterwards we spent some time with Lister and conducted an extensive interview with him which we will bring to you next week along with the rest of his work from his latest visit to London.

In the meantime, sit back, and enjoy the evolution of Lister’s latest work in London.

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While RUN was painting the front doors of Tramshed (covered), Dscreet also put up a piece that same night around the corner on another door of Tramshed along Garden Walk.  This work features Dscreet’s classic owl image surrounded by the lyrics of Black Sabbath’s song Symptom of the Universe.

In Dscreet’s words:

I first heard Black Sabbaths “Symptom Of The Universe” on Henry Sanchez’s “Pack Of Lies” seminal skate part from 92. The sickest skater in the world at the time and it was the heaviest soundtrack I’d ever heard on a skate section, a mindblowing combo got me psyched to roll everyday.

I didn’t fully comprehend the importance of Black Sabbaths poetry cus I guess it was hidden in amongst the riffs and screams, but its always stayed with me and means a lot to me to this day, I suppose this is a homage and you can read into it what you will…

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RUN paints Tramshed

26 Oct ’12

RUN street art at Tramshed London

RUN and Street Art London were recently invited to paint the front doors of Tramshed, Mark Hix’s new restaurant in Shoreditch, notable for its commissioned Damien Hirst piece inside featuring a cow and a cockerel.  Tramshed shuts its front doors at midnight and RUN had another painting date in Spain the next day so it was a race against time through the night.  RUN however rose to the occasion and produced a stunning work.

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Recently, São Paulo based artist Flip visited London and put up this great piece on Ebor Street on the other side to ROA’s hedgehog.  Street Art London got in touch to find out a little more about FLIP and the inspiration behind the wall….

Your new wall in Ebor Street is great. Can you tell us a little about the inspiration for this piece?

The funny kawaii, monsters and non-sense inspires me.  It’s also inspired by old Japanese mythical creatures, in this case, I mixed the Tanuki (Japanese raccoon) with the Jellyfish. I chose CMYK colors to pop up in front of the bricks … Seems to be alive !

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Interview: Dscreet

17 Jul ’12

Tell us a little about your artistic background and how you go into street art?

As far back as I can remember I drew a lot. Cartoons, cars, dinosaurs, I also used to draw these massive sci fi battle scenes when I was a kid, bit of a dork really, some of it probably came from Star Wars…

I always wanted to be a cartoonist, then when I got to my teens a couple of my friends got into graff and tried to get me into it. We used to tag all the spots we skated and at some point drawing and piecing became more important to me than skating.

 

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Stik: Dulwich

16 May ’12

Stik Dulwich picture gallery street art london

Stik recently collaborated with the Dulwich Picture Gallery to re-create seven old master paintings from the Gallery’s collection around the streets of Dulwich.  This project represents a daring collaboration between street artist and England’s first public art gallery.  It is also refreshing to see Stik’s work and street art more generally transplanted into leafy and surbaban Dulwich.

Stik found inspiration from regular visits to the gallery and then reinterperated and remixed the work into his own unique style. Stik’s simplification of the works in the street serve to highlight the universal nature of the themes expressed by the old masters. The piece below is Stik’s interpretation of Marcantonio Franceschini’s The Guardian Angel (1716), located at the Push Studios at Blackwater Court, Dulwich.

Stik Dulwich picture gallery street art london

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Roa Street Art in East London

On Sunday ROA put up a great new mural on Chance Street in Shoreditch to mark his last night in London before jetting off to paint in Poland.  This piece adds to his growing repoitoire of animals around London and caps off an extended stay that saw him put up one more street piece a few weeks back (see below), but more significantly put together a fantastic installation based gallery show entitled Hypnagogia.

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Last week, Sheffield based street artist Phlegm, put up an epic new piece just off Brick Lane on Heneage Street…  This wall four other Phlegm pieces in London… notably this collaboration with ROA in Peckham.

This huge wall took him a full three days to paint and well displays his characteristic black and white, illustrative style and stylised narratives that overflow from his self produced comics.  If you fancy tracking down this, and the rest of Phlegm’s street art in London, then why not use the Street Art London iPhone App – all of the pieces are on there and much more besides!

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Street Art London iPhone App

We thought it might be a good idea to tell you guys about some of the features currently in the Street Art London App.  The Street Art London App is part of the wider Geo Street Art Apps Project.   The Project’s goals are to both help people locate street art within their cities but also to provide insight into the global street art scene and the artists who create these artworks all over the world.  With that in mind, please check out the features of the Street Art London App below.  There are also some interesting new features in development…

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Street Art London iPhone App

We have been working on this baby for quite some time alongside Geo Street Art.  We are pleased to finally release it.  The Street Art London App presented by Street Art London and Geo Street Art guides you to the locations of London’s ephemeral street art using the GPS functionality of the iPhone.

With an array of past and present pieces, the newly launched App represents a comprehensive reference point to the London street art scene with detailed artist biographies included. We have really distilled of their knowledge and resources into this App. You can also share pieces from the App with your friends and read the Street Art London blog directly from the App.

The App launches with close to 600 images from Street Art London’s archive, and features work from over 90 street artists. At launch, the App’s database contains over 270 locations in London that are waiting to be discovered using the App’s map interface. We will be constantly updating the App to ensure that the map always reflects what’s on the street.

The Street Art London App, along with the Street Art NYC App, which is also launched today, represents the spearhead of the Geo Street Art Apps Project. More cities are on the way!

We’ll be in touch soon to tell you all about the amazing features of the App.

The App is available now in the App store for £2.99.
Contact:
hello@streetartlondon.co.uk
hello@geostreetart.com

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