Check out Street Art London’s shots of street art around London. Much of this is still around on the streets and you will be able to see the pieces up close!
Most Londoners are familiar with the work of Stik for his ‘Stik People’ are to be found all over East London hanging around on the walls of derelict buildings and sleeping on shop shutters and doorway.
Boxi is a Berlin based stencil artist who uses multi-layered stencils to create incredibly realistic work.
Invader is French street artist who has been invading cities all over the world since he placed the first Invader on the streets of Paris in 1998. London hasn’t been spared and after multiple waves of Invasions there are many Invaders spread throughout London, the first one arrived in 1999. Invaders are literally just that – homages to the classic Space Invaders arcade game of the 1980s. Each piece is made up of tiles which represent the blocky pixel graphics of the original arcade game. Each Invader acts as a tiny surveillance drone so next time you are out and about in London, have a look around – something could be watching you!
Roa is an extremely talented Belgian street artists who is renowned for his giant black and white animals which may be found on walls and shutters in varying states of decay. Biggest of them all is the Roa Crane on Hanbury Street which was put up by Roa in the Summer of 2010. There are also a few Rats and Birds which reside on shop shutters along Brick Lane. You’ll have to come and see them at night however as they are always hiding during the day!!
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Is a French stencil artist who creates tiny and intricate stencils. C215 describes the motivation behind the choice of his subjects as being those people who are rejected by society and capitalism, the ‘forgotten’. The message behind his work is not directly political, instead C215 seeks to humanise his subjects and raise awareness about people’s plight by awakening passers by to the identities behind each individual. There is also a message behind the placement of his works, behind bars, on bins and on rusty old doors, so called ‘non-places’.
Phlegm is a street artist from Sheffield originally known for his self published comics. His street art is strongly influenced by the dip pen and etching techniques found in his comics.
Michael De Feo
Ben Eine is best known for the vibrant typographical letters that have popped up all over East London over the past half of the decade. These letters can appear on their own on shop shutters or can spell whole words across East London walls like “Scary”, “Exciting”, “Vandalism”, “Change” and “Calculate”.
“I’m drawn towards making something beautiful out of what could be classed as lo-brow materials ” – David Walker, interview with Street Art London.
“We aren’t obsessed with toast, which appears to be the obvious urban myth presumption” – The Toasters, interview with Street Art London.
Blu and Ericailcane
World War Won
Malarky & Mr Penfold
Burning Candy Crew