Shocked by the tragic events in Paris this week, street artists have been quick to respond.
In France: Jef Aerosol
More details on Graffoto blog
Captured yesterday afternoon, a Free Art drop by London street art legend Pure Evil. Someone’s day is going to be made.
Gonna drop this…somewhere
Pure Evil is currently embarked on an ambitious project to make at least 1 piece of new street art every day for 365 days. In part this has been inspired by the recent sad loss of his father the artist John Uzzell-Edwards.
Pure Evil temptation
There was a really good two page interview in the Evening Standard last week discussing Pure Evil’s 365 Project and a lot more about this street artist, whose work and interactions with many many street artists from all over the world have helped in a large measure to create the varied, colourful and truly international street art scene we have in Shoreditch.
Oh, the collector of that piece of free street art came from Belgium. Spreading the love abroad and bringing the love from abroad, that’s Shoreditch’s international street art scene!
We have just had another exciting weekend of fresh new street art created by local and international street artists around Shoreditch this weekend and all of the pieces in this selection were seen as “work in progress” by guests of the Shoreditch Street Art Walk.
Belgian artist ROA is in London for his tremendous new show at Stolen Space Gallery and on Saturday not even a mid afternoon downpour put off painting the stunning scary looking flea.
Nearby, British artist Pure Evil continued his 1-a-day-for-365-days project with this stunning rampant flock of evil bunnies.
The artist Sell Out played to the “3 Lions on the shirt” theme prior to England’s shock defeat to Italy with this little flotilla of butterflies on a Rolls Royce on Brick Lane (you read that correct!). We have seen street art on cars before but not quite like this before!
Sell Out v. Spirit Of Ecstasy
Pedro Saci from Brazil got busy with a quick one on new hoardings, the structure of his work, particularly the way the mouth is done reminds me a lot of Mymo from Berlin who was here back in 2009.
In the background you can see parts of the art by Cept (UK), Run (It), Faith47 (S. Afr), Mysterious Al (UK) and Rone (Aus).
This busy weekend caused much excitement for the guests of the Shoreditch Street Art Tour!
Quite an exciting end of week for gallery related street art work. Or is it street related gallery work. Or perhaps Urban Art. Who cares, good art, friendly faces and possibly some free liquid refreshments thrown in.
Pure Evil Department Store
Pure Evil has long been a corner stone of Shoreditch’s street art scene. From the murky leafs of his address book all kinds of radical international street art talent have had their first London break through the Pure Evil Gallery. Names like Roa, Pablo Delgado, Artiste Ouvrier, Spectre and Robbo had legendary solo shows in the Pure Evil dungeon. Always seeking the novel and bizarre, Pure Evil has decided to open what he calls a department store just a couple of doors down from his own gallery. Expect carpets, sports equipment, cookery and a perfume counter just inside the front door …hang on a minute….no, sorry, that’s a normal department store. Actually, the only thing to expect from Mr Evil is the un-expected.
Pure Evil Department Store
96-98 Leonard St
London EC2A 4RH
D Face One Man And His Dog,
Stolen Space Gallery
Banksy hasn’t returned the calls from his publisher for quite a while so perhaps the most significant street art literary disclosure for many years will be DFace’s book. They call it a monograph but I don’t know what one of those is so on account of the covers, pages, words and pictures I am sticking with “Book”. Certainly there should be no lack of material regarding the man, his art and his contribution to the London street art scene to make this a fascinating read and we look forward to doing just that. Hang on…isn’t Banksy’s publisher…Banksy? So what’s his excuse then?
While there punters can also take in the work of Gregory Euclide’s “Whose Land We Laid Down & Wiped Away” show, which continues.
17 Osborn Street
London E1 6TD
Space Invader – Art4Space
On Friday Lazardes hosts the London Premiere of Space Invader’s film Art4Space. Shoreditch Street Art Tours guests will be familiar with the work of Space Invader . All we know thus far about the film is that the mosaic meister does somehow genuinely invade space. It will be interesting to see if Space Invader avoids the arrest episode which accompanied his time in New York recently for a screening there.
Lazerides hosts but the film is being screened offsite at Soho House. There are two fully screenings which we understand are likely to have been fully booked and there is rumour that a third 9pm screening has been added. RSVP definitely required (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Only a couple of shows in the Shoreditch Street Art Tour diary this Thursday, which it being Halloween could be due to most artists being out trick-or-treating. Several of Shoreditch Street Art Tour’s friends are in these shows, which is a tragedy as other engagements are likely to keep us out of the art galleries. Nevermind, the big highlight is actually on Friday – Stanley Donwood, again!
Hush – Fatales
Buxom babes, bombs, geishas, abstract tag backgrounds..just guessing.
The Outsiders London (Lazarides)
8 Greek St
Soho, London, W1D 4Dg
Group Show – Go Hard Or Go Home
Most of the publicity appears to inform us that this show is curated by Jon Patrick Boyle aka Motorboy. This could explain the detectable Bristol slant to a cracking line up which includes our favourites Cept, ACE, Sweet Toof, Pure Evil, Sickboy and Beejoir among others.
The Rag Factory
16-18 Heneage Street (off Brick Lane),London, E1 5LJ
FRIDAY 1 NOV: Stanley Donwood – Apocalypse Boutique
Friends who have been to Shoreditch Street Art Tour’s hideaway know what huge fans we are of Mr Donwood so it is a real treat to have a second Donwood show in a month (the Lazarides Rathbone Place show was extended by 1 week and finishes this weekend). In his words “THis is a strange kind of sample of what I’ve been doing for the past eight or nine years…Some of the work is painted, some printed, and some a combination of the two. Although there are other printing techniques employed here, a lot of the work was screen-printed at the Slowly Downward Manufactory”.
Special maps are available on the internet to show where Stoke Newington is.
Hang Up Gallery, 56 Stoke Newington High St,
London N16 7PB
images – all stolen from gallery PR puffery.
What’s going on – Second Thursday is the new First Thursday? So much to do this Thursday on the street art private view circuit in London.
11th Oct 2013 to 14th Nov 2013
Top of the pops in terms of international heavyweight street artists is this opening of prints and paste ups by JR, who has been causing a stir bringing his Inside Out photo booth to London and pasting photos all over various London landmarks. Not sure but I am guessing RSVP definitely required.
Lazarides Rathbone Gallery
Mantis is one of those great long standing but un-sung heroes of the London street art scene, you’ve probably been blown away by some piece of Mantis street art and just not realised it. On Graffoto (the other blog I write for) I raved about Mantis’s art and installations in the Lord Napier show and I am hoping for more of something similar from the “enigmatic and elusive” Mantis.
Update – the tip is bring a few pound coins for a go on a special installation
Hoxton Gallery, 9 Kingsland Rd, E2 8AA
Jimmy C – The Riot Series
Oct 11rd to 27th , 2013
This is Australian Jimmy C, impressive muralist and spraycan drippy pointalist and is not to be confused with Jimmy Cauty who does the Riot In A Jam Jar series (for those of you too young to remember The KLF, burning a million pounds etc). Street Art shows at the Pure Evil Gallery have become a comparatively rare event and we will look forward to some impressive impressionism from Jimmy C.
Pure Evil Gallery
108 Leonard St, EC2A 4RH
Far Rockaway Grand Opening
Far Rockaway is destined to establish itself as Shoreditch’s latest extraordinary street art themed bar to be far too cool for me to hang out in (see also – just about every other Shoreditch establishment with a neon sign and no draught beer). Far Rockaway’s distinguishing feature is the awesome quantity of street art from possibly the most eclectic group of street artists ever seen under one roof. This will be more like a brilliant art opening than a cool bar opening.. expect crowds! RSVP and name on a list is believed to be a requirement.
97-113 Curtain Road
Have fun and remember.. buying art is a bit like spotting a future wife…most likely to occur in the dark and under the influence.
All photos: NoLionsInEngland