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Street Art Lights Up

London has gone light crazy so it’s appropriate to show what a little light can do for street art. Here are some photos taken by guests on a recent Night Street Art Photography Tour showing how a little light makes a night photo sizzle.

Airy and Octavia, two guests on the tour captured some fantastic night street art photos where we employed light painting techniques. It is quite illuminating (sorry!) to look at how two different eyes produce quite varied interpretations of the same situation.

The spray painting genius of Shok1 really stands out in daytime with this X-Ray hand, a doctor on the street art tours once commented that the anatomical accuracy was remarkable.

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Shok1. photo: Dave Stuart

At night, add a bit of light and the piece is transformed, our featured image above is Shok1’s devil hands transformed by Alex Faulkener’s photography while below is what Octavia Romero Nuñez saw.

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Shok1. Photo: Octavia Romero Nuñez

In my look-back over the street art highlights of 2015 I described Mr Fan’s chrome balloon “STAR” as “One of the most exquisite pieces of spray painting “, throw a little light on the situation and the balloons almost burst off the wall.

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Mr Fan Photo: Octavia Romero Nuñez

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Mr Fan. Photo: Alex Faulkener

And this is what STAR by Mr Fan/Fanakapan looks like in daylight

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STAR by Mr Fan. Photo: Dave Stuart

Austrian artist HNRX put up a luscious pair of lips whose pearly dental perfection soon decayed. Illuminating the border makes the piece look like a neon sign.

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HNRX (modified) Photo: Octavia Romero Nuñez

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HNRX (modified) Photo: Alex Faulkener

HNRX’s lips look like this in daylight – pre and post modification by hand unknown:

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HNRX before and after. Photo Dave Stuart

If you are interested in taking fantastic photos such as these by Octavia and Alex, the Night Street Art Photography Tour runs until the evenings get too bright so around about the end of March and resume again when the go back in the Autumn, more details HERE.

Featured image: AlexFaulkener

Many thanks to Octavia and Alex for their permission to use their photographs.

Other photos: Dave Stuart/NoLionsInEngland

Art Previews Thursday 05 Dec

Two East London street art and graffiti shows in the Shoreditch Street Art Tours diary for this Thursday and conveniently they aren’t too far from eachother.   Also an interesting show in the West End, making that before 9pm could be a bit of a stretch!

Shok-1: X-Rainbow Show

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Shok-1

Shok-1 will be familiar to guests of Shoreditch Streer Art Tours as the  virtuoso spraycan artist who pops up at two or three locations en route with amazing spray painted X-Ray bones artwork.    This will be the first show in quite a while at the Pictures On Walls premises which has been closed as a “walk in gallery” for quite some time.

Pictures On Walls,

46 – 48 Commercial St,

London E1 6LT

 

Stolen Space Winter 2013 Group Show

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Shepard Fairey

The blurb says the show includes work by Alo – Allison Hueman Torneros – Andrew McAttee – Arth Daniels – Beau Stanton   Charlie Anderson –  C215 – Cope2 – David Bray –  Evan Hecox – Joram Roukes   Josie Morway – Kai and Sunny – Kelly Allen – Kelly McAllum – Max Rippon   Meggs – Miss Van – Mysterious Al – Paul Stephenson – Ramon Maiden – Reka   Rone – Ronzo – Ryan Callanan – Sail (uselessarm) – Shepard Fairey – Simon WG Butler – Twoone – Vinnie Nylon – Will Barras – Wordtomother –  Zio Ziegler.  A number of those names are not familiar so discovering those could be interesting, great to see Shoreditch Street Art Tours favourite ALO beginning to get the recognition he deserves,

STOLENSPACE GALLERY
17 Osborn Street
London E1 6TD

 

#CuppaPINS

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Pinspired

Street artist Pins aka Pinspired, not to be confused with Paul Insect also know as PINS, launches a tea infused solo show at a west end gallery.   If you’ve seen Lipweed erupting over Shoreditch shutters and walls, that’s Pinspired.  No sugar thanks.

Clarendon Fine Art

46 Dover St,

London

 

All photos courtesy of respective gallery/artist hype machines

Shok-1 X-Ray Rainbow Street Art Project Laid To Rest In Shoreditch London

Visitor’s on Shoreditch Street Art Tours’ walks have been unanimously awestruck by the beautiful compositions and virtuoso spraying technique of Shok-1, which has been a semi permanent feature for the past 14 months in a corner of a hidden off street spot.

Shok-1’s paintings beguile with iridescent rainbow coloured bone like structures reminiscent of X-Ray images, popping off a solid black background.  The most recent seen this week is the 10th in the series and consisted of 9 poignant glowing crosses in a graveyard, perhaps indicating the final resting place of the previous 9 versions of Shok-1’s X Ray rainbow series.

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The bones eerily echo previous uses of a large portion of nearby Spitalfields as the City Of London burial grounds and indeed just beyond the wall Shok has painted is the graveyard attached to Christchurch Spitalfields.

Fear not though, for at the time of writing there is at least one other classic Shok-1 street art painting which Shoreditch Street Art Tours takes in and hopefully we will see more in the area in the not too distant future.

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The images scattered through this post are a few of the previous incarnations of Shok-1’s wonderful X-Ray Rainbow series.

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all photos NoLionsInEngland

Shoreditch Street Art Tours: SHOK-1’s Glorious X-Rays

A fixture on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour route is the off street location where London spray master SHOK-1 has been running his “X-rainbow” series for over a year now.   The 9th manifestation is a stunner, a rainbow X-Ray fly image.  A close up shot reveals not just a beautiful detailed image but the extraordinary can skill required to paint like this.  It’s like a rainbow fly X-Ray under the microscope, we wouldn’t like to meet that kind of beast.

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