Christiaan Nagel

Christiaan Nagel is a South African artist, been based in London since 2007. We, at Street Art London, last featured Nagel’s public artworks in this post here a couple of years after they began to appear in London. Now we take a slightly deeper dive into the artistic universe of this mysterious artist. At first glance, the sculptural works of Nagel contrast with the wider milieu of street and public art to be found in Shoreditch presented two dimensionally on walls and subsequently the artist’s influences subsequently appear to be more diverse and distinct from his artistic peers in Shoreditch.

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Broken Fingaz Crew in London

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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Street artist: Pablo Delgado

Miniature paste-up scenes have been popping up all over East London.  Keep your eyes out, they are everywhere.   The artist behind all of this is Pablo Delgado.   Here are some of Street Art London’s favourites:

Pablo Delgado street art in London

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Slinkachu’s street art, ‘Concrete Ocean’

The street artist known only as Slinkachu has been abandoning little people on the streets of London since 2006.  His first project, ‘Little People in the City’, saw minature men, women and children living their lives on the streets of London and was immortalised in the 2008 book entitled Little People in the City”. Since then, Slinkachu has done a number of other projects, notably ‘Whatever Happened to the Men of Tomorrow’ which documented the decline of a tiny, middleaged and balding super-hero on the streets of London and ‘Inner City Snail – a slow moving street art project’ which saw Slinkachu ‘customising’ a number of London snails which then presumably went about their business none the wiser.  So, next time you are out and about in London, look down, for you might be missing out on the drama undolding below.

Dear Son

Street art of Slinkachu: Little People in the City

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Street Artist: Christiaan Nagel

Christiaan Nagel‘s mushrooms may be found dotted all around the East End, high up on the top of buildings and walls. The mushrooms themselves are made from polyurethane and come in a variety of vivid colours. How many have you seen?  Check out more mushrooms after the jump…

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Street Artist: Stik


Stik has been creating Stik people around London for over ten years and anyone who has wandered around Shoreditch recently will have been greated by Stik’s supersize, bright street art adorning shop shutters and walls. Stik people initally began to appear in Hackney Wick and in recent years marched westward to Shoreditch and the rest of London.

Stik people, although androgenous and constructed from simple shapes, are nevertheless capable of conveying complex body language and emotion. These themes of human emotion and expression are infused in Stik’s brightly coloured street art. Stik, the street artist, himself was homeless for a period and ideas surrounding human vulnerability are also detectable in his art.


“Beauty is in movement. That’s what it’s about. Beauty is about the way that someone moves their body. You can tell by someone’s walk if they’re angry, whether they’re happy or if they’ve just eaten. You can tell a lot about someone just by the way they’re moving their back or their eyes. There doesn’t need to be a great deal of detail there. You can see it from across the road. You can see someone silhouetted against a white wall in the night and check whether they’re walking in an aggressive way or if they’re someone you know. That’s what I’m trying to capture in my work – that direct recognition” – Stik, in Little London Observationalist, 6 December 2009

Check out Street Art London’s Stik photos from all over London after the jump.


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Street Artist: Invader

INVASION LONDON!!!  In 1998 an invasion began on the streets of Paris as waves of Invaders began appearing on the street. Invaders were soon to spread to the streets of over 40 other cities throughout the world. The street artist responsible for this street art is known only as Invader, born in 1969 and working in anonymity, nearly nothing else is known about him.


Most of these Invaders are literally 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. No two Invaders are the same and many are infused with other cultural references, such as a swipe at today’s CCTV society. Invader has also played with other iconic video games characters such as Super Mario.

The installed Invaders become counterculture surveillance drones, reminding people that government and monolithic corporations aren’t the only ones watching – Swindle Magazine, Issue 3, Shepard Faireyz


London has not been spared this Invasion and Invaders may be found throughout the street of London if one knows where to look. Since Invader’s street art is “suspended between visibility and anonymity” you must be attuned to the correct frequency to see Invaders on the streets. Once you are on this frequency however, you will encounter Invaders all over the streets of London

Invaders come in different sizes but are usually very small, often found lurking in low down corners or high up on walls above street signs. They are not all small however and much larger Invaders have been reported across London. Check out Street Art London’s photos of Invaders from around London after the jump!

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Street Artist: C215

C215, real name Christian Guémy, is an international street artist superstar who has painted all over the world including India, Israel, Poland, the USA, Senegal and Morocco, and of course, London. Originally from Paris, C215 has two masters in History and in Art and previously worked in import/export! When his daughter Nina was born he … Read more

Check out Street Art London’s ‘Artists’ site

Street Art London has a dedicated ‘Artists’ site.   Here we will be showcasing all of the latest street art from street artists currently active in Londontting walls in London right now.  Over on the Artists site we already have pages dedicated to Stik, Invader, Eine, Isaac Cordal and Otto Schade among others. Check out … Read more

Street Artist: Roa

Street Art London, have, as part of our ‘Street Artists‘ site taken a close look at Roa’s recent work in London. Roa, a hugely talented Belgian street artist from Ghent, is renowned for his giant black and white animal street art. Roa started off in the street art scene painting animals on abandoned buildings and … Read more