Over the years walls in Shoreditch have been made to look a little more arty thanks to Mexican street artists. Some visit, some like Pablo Delgado were long term residents.
Pablo’s trademark street art were tiny figures pasted at the bottom of walls with accompanying shadows painted onto the pavement, you really had to keep your eyes peeled to spot these.
His characters looked like they lurked secretively in a Borrowers sized world on the fringes of our civilisation of giants.
Pablo followed many themes in his characters including pimps and prossies and often arrangements were quite surreal.
Another Mexican artist who visited these walls in October 2015 and who’s enduring work still delights the tour is Mazatl.
Mazatl was accompanied by three other artists from Mexico, Said Dokings, Acuro and Fusca who we see in this piece painting in collaboration with Mazatl.
The flow has been reversed in a curious way by journalist Marcela Gutiérrez Bobadilla who experienced the Shoreditch Street Art Tour a couple of weeks ago. Marcela has written a lovely article in the Mexican publication Notamex, which can be found here: http://www.cronica.com.mx/notas/2016/992898.html.
Marcela also created this very interesting short video clip:
Our public tours are conducted in English but if you would like a street art tour in Spanish, drop us a line as we can help you with a private tour (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
All photos: Dave Stuart