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Victoria Villasanna – New Embroidered Art

Every now and again someone lights up the world of street art and this morning a new treasure trove of art by Victoria Villasana appeared across Shoreditch.

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Victoria has collaborated with many artists over the past year or so and the first new piece spotted this morning is a beautiful embroidered enhancement of a Rueben Dangoor paste up of Grime artist Wiley.

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Then followed a mother and child ironically juxtaposed with a WRDSMTH “bot mot” exhorting the subjects to smile.

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Finally, incomplete contrast, several “haberdasheried” sultry females round off the new Villasana art found today.

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So, fresh art using unusual techniques suffused with political aspects, collaborations and striking beautiful colours.  Street art lives!

 

All photos: Dave Stuart aka NoLionsInEngland

Previous Shoreditch Street Art Tours blog posts about Victoria Villasanna HERE

Victoria Villasanna on Facebook

Reuben Dangoor webpage

 

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Let’s Stick Together 2015

2015 was another great year for street art in Shoreditch.   Street art was big, small, political, sexy, collaborative, disruptive, international, domestic, legal, illegal, sculptural, painted, printed, hand stitched, amusing, thought provoking but never anything less than inventive.

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Noriaki adds a rider to Anat Ronen’s cat

Over on Graffoto there is a quite large review with many beautiful photographs of a load of street art that blew my socks off personally, so that’s covered.   Last New Year Shoreditch Street Art Tours looked back over art whose creation had been witnesses on the tour by our guests. This year, we are going to look back on collaborations. Some were legal (possibly), some illegal (perhaps); some were planned by two artists working together, some are collaboration by dint of later intervention. Do enjoy.

D7606 has adopted collaborative practices for a long time, creating art with a range of UK and international artists. Here City Kitty from New York answers one of D7606’s pop art phones.

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City Kitty (NY), D7606 (UK)

Two absolute legends from the world of graffiti and street art combined for the first time during London’s Art Week to produce this beguiling pair of colourful characters.

Kid Acne, Inkie (UK)

Kid Acne, Inkie (UK)

Wrdsmth creates beautiful pithy stencil and paper combinations and here he worked just before Christmas on a gorgeous collaboration with UK street artist C3 who creates seductive but dangerous heart breakers on recylded financial newspapers. Look how Wrdsth’s stencil goes over C3’s paste up, and the paste ups from both artists mutually overlap eachother, truly collaborative.

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WRDSMTH (LA), C3 (UK)

Avem pasted an enormous white hand onto a wall, a couple of weeks later Frankie Strand sent her lizards in to have a play with it

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Avem, Frankie Strand

Another Anat Ronen, this time graffiti writer DERS makes it clear that Vincent van Gogh has admiring glances for one thing only:

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Anat Ronen, DERS

HNRX’s pearly white teeth soon rotted, it is not clear whether this intervention was the hand of another artist or actually a witty evolution by HNRX himself:

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HNRX

D7606 (again) collaborated with KafkaIsFamous to give the dog a pair of spectacles with Liz Taylor reflected in the lenses. He then got up very high for impressive placement over the barbed wire:

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D7606 (UK), KafkaIsFamous

Noriaki does like an amusing intervention, here proclaiming himself unique like all the rest on St8ment’s angry boy lineup:

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St8ment, Noriaki

Masterful ink painter Alexis Diaz got a new painting on this wall which in 2014 featured his Octophant which from time to time guests on the tour still enquire about.  Working here with Elian from Argentina in May 2015.

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Elian (Arg), Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico)

Finally, a tour favourite.  Let’s hope we see more witty and inventive collaborations, interactions and interventions in 2016.

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mosaic – artist unknown, Endless, Himbad, Noriaki

Featured image: Mazatl and Fusca from Mexico collaborate in Shoreditch

All photos: Dave Stuart aka NoLionsInEngland

No Rest For The Wicked

Do you think street artists take a break over Christmas? Not a bit of it, we found some lovely fresh street art on the tour today which all appeared since yesterday.

D7606 was spied around town, for him it’s a pretty long trip to visit London and this time he brought this gorgeous collaboration with City Kitty of New York

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D7606 (UK) & City Kitty (NY)

Several new stencil and paste up multimedia combos from US West Coast WRDSMTH also appeared overnight, this modern world romantic twist was a new one not seen here before:

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WRDSMTH – instagram validation

It’s always good to see street artists seeing out the old year in style, look out for the Shoreditch Street Art Tour annual review appearing in the next few days.

Links:

D7606

WRDSMTH

All photos: Dave Stuart aka NoLionsInEngland

Alexis Dias and Elian Collaboration in Shoreditch

Alexis Diaz painted an elephant octopus combination that was an absolute wow with guests of Shoreditch street art tours. Painted with his very detailed intricate ink based cross hatching, the detail left no one in any doubt that Alexis Dias is a great artist.

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Alexis Dias/La Pandilla- 2013

That was in July 2013, it lived a good life but eventually was painted over by the next artist, Rone actually, in April 2014. The image became quite iconic, guests on the tour still enquire “where is the octopus – elephant?”. Well the good news is that same wall has been refreshed again and the work is truly stunning, with thanks to Martin Lee for his great photo of Shoreditch Street Art Tours in action waxing lyrical .

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Alexis Dias/Elian detail. Photo courtesy Martin Lee

This of a beautiful collaboration between Alexis Dias and Elian of Argentina, Diaz painted the stunningly detailed heart with an eye at its centre and Elian painted the intensely colourful abstract geometric background.  Along with several other artists, these guys were in town for a group gallery show at MYA Gallery highlighting the work of several Latin American artists, curated by Maximiliano Ruiz (his book Graffiti Argentina is well worth tracking down).

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Elian/Alexis Diaz

photos: Dave Stuart except Martin Lee where noted

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Nathan Bowen and Skeleton Cardboard Street Art collaboration, Shoreditch London

Two things about Shoreditch street art that always interest us, artist collaborations and new work by Nathan Bowen.  A couple of days ago, as mist turned to drizzle, the Shoreditch Street Art Tour chanced upon Nathan Bowen furiously scratching on a door with his marker pens working around an existing piece by Skeleton Cardboard.  The surface became too wet for the markers to work and Nathan declared “game over”.  In between that soft rain and yesterday’s monsoon, Nathan found time to return and complete two stunning works.

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Nathan Bowen, Skeleton Cardboard
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Nathan Bowen, Skeleton Cardboard

Working with the boney skeletons of Skeleton Cardboard, Nathan’s trademark scratchy feisty noisy snarling creatures  are present as always, the larger skeletons of skeleton Cardboard are surrounded by skeletal faces by Nathan Bowen while is snapping helmeted soldiers appear to be fighting a battle with skeleton.  It’s war and death together, see.

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Nathan Bowen, Skeleton Cardboard