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.
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.