Here is a blog post which captures the exciting fizz and change of Shoreditch’s street art but for a variety of reasons mainly related to having too much other exciting street art stuff to write about, it is only being sprung onto the unsuspecting world today.
Shoreditch Street Art Tours recently had the pleasure of guiding several groups of students from Collège M. J. Chombart de Lauwe school in Brittany around the delights of East London’s street art. One of the pieces that really caught the eye of the first group was this beautiful impressionist rainy neon night scene painted by Dan Kitchener, also known as Dank.
photo: Dan Kitchener
Just two hours later, a second group from the school passed the same spot and found Columbian street artist Stinkfish had painted a fresh background over Dank’s piece and was still at that time working on a new piece of art.
Stinkfish Work In Progress 1
At the end of that tour, our group walked back past Stinkfish on their way to the coach, and Stinkfish had made considerable progress.
Stinkfish: work in progress
That evening as I cycled home I stopped off to see the finished Stinkfish piece and what a beauty it is.
I noticed that Stinkfish wasn’t the only artist who had been busy that day, French artist David Selor had breezed past during the afternoon and created a brand new piece of work next to Stinkfish’s. Selor was in London for a few weeks last Summer and made a habit of creating charming animal characters with witty slogans, now his fox character is pulling drippy abstract compositions off the hoarding to reveal a black nothingness.
David Selor (Fr)
The next morning, a further group of students from Collège M. J. Chombart de Lauwe came to see the new Stinkfish and David Selor pieces and found yet another artist, London’s The Real Dill starting on a new composition over David Selor.
The Real Dill – early doors
The final group later that morning then saw the Stinkfish composition standing next to a freshly completed cartoon fantasy piece by The Real Dill, David Selor’s piece having lasted just over 12 hours!
When French philosopher Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr coined the phrase “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”, roughly translated as “The more things change, the more they say the same”, little did he anticipate that a mural permission broker would arrange to take that so literally!
The changes of course didn’t stop there, just a week later Artista painted one of her signature cartoon toast pieces over The real Dill’s piece and week after that, Stinkfish’s glorious piece was painted over by Irish street artist James Earley.
Photo credits: Dan Kitchener – thanks for kind permission
all other photos: NoLionsInEngland