Meet: The Goat Statue, Brushfield St, London E1 6AA. Closest tube: Liverpool St, exit via Bishopsgate exit. Walk in the opposite direction from Heron Tower (the big one with the needle on top); Brushfield St is about 100 yards on the right hand side, the third road up from the station. It has a big church at the far end
Nothing quite beats the excitement of coming across unexpected new street art on the back streets of Shoreditch. On my bicycle this afternoon I was delighted to find what appears to be work by Mila K from Sheffield. Now, I have never seen Mila K’s art in Shoreditch before and only became familiar with this artist’s work on my first ever visit to Sheffield last Summer.
Dotmasters got back to basics hitting Shoreditch and other London areas hard with his Rude Kids stencils last week. I have been finding new examples nearly every day this week and today was no exception, we discovered this little beauty during the morning tour.
Dotmasters Rude Kids
On the Shoreditch Night Street Art Photography Tour tonight I went into a back yard which I had been in only earlier in the day and found a painting so new in fact the emulsion was still wet. This macabre portraiture is by Corpse, Corpse’s work was first seen in Shoreditch last year and it bore quite a resemblance to Antony Lister’s clown faced super heroes but this looks much more menacing.
A number of paired paste ups found during the morning tour was an early warning that Corpse is walking the streets of Shoreditch again.
Corpse paste ups
Multi layer stencillist is exploring political similarities with this juxtaposition of Obama and Kim Jung-On which must be evident to himself if no one else.
Obama and Kim Jung On by Endless
This LIchtenstein-esque superhero is tagged Solo, the image itself has been seen on the streets previously by other artists.
This was a super year for street art in Shoreditch. At about this time of year (You lie!!!! Its usually mid January by the time its finished – ed) Graffoto does a look back over the beauty, the excitement, the highlights and occasionally the sadder moments in the past year of London’s street art.
Robbo by Adnate
It won’t be spoiling any surprises if we tell you the one picked out as the favourite is Borondo’s upside down face by the canal in Hackney Wick (not in Shoreditch!). The problem with reviewing such a beautiful burst of creativity is what to leave out. Just for fun, here is short slideshow of some of the great pieces which appeared this year and what they all have in common is that Shoreditch Street Art Tour groups came across the artist(s) creating these.
Pop over to Graffoto for a broader summary, a different collection of wonderful art and a few thoughts.
No two days are the same with Shoreditch Street Art Tours thanks to the ever changing art panorama in Shoreditch. Last Saturday one of the things we decided to do on a whim was visit the famous Rockwell House rooftop where Jim Vision and Mattie were hosting a live Kick Ass 2 comic canv-ass event.
Kick-Ass 2 on Rockwell House Roof
Several of our guests got stuck right in with spray cans and marker pens and feature in this great film which shows how Rockwell House really captured the spirit of Kick Ass with their fun event.
Amusingly (for me) it is apparent from the film that on Saturday I chatted with someone whose name I didn’t get but turns out to be someone I have been a fan of for years…Dr Zadok, wow, Kick ASS!!!
Dr Zadok as seen on Shoreditch Street Art Tour
Many thanks Jim, Mattie and Dr Zadok for your hospitality.