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Victoria Villasanna – New Embroidered Art

Every now and again someone lights up the world of street art and this morning a new treasure trove of art by Victoria Villasana appeared across Shoreditch.

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Victoria has collaborated with many artists over the past year or so and the first new piece spotted this morning is a beautiful embroidered enhancement of a Rueben Dangoor paste up of Grime artist Wiley.

London, Shoreditch, Street Art, Victoria Villasanna, Embroidery, embroidered, paste up, collaboration, Rueben Dangoor

Then followed a mother and child ironically juxtaposed with a WRDSMTH “bot mot” exhorting the subjects to smile.

London, Shoreditch, Street Art, Victoria Villasanna, Embroidery, embroidered, paste up

Finally, incomplete contrast, several “haberdasheried” sultry females round off the new Villasana art found today.

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London, Shoreditch, Street Art, Victoria Villasanna, Embroidery, embroidered, paste up

So, fresh art using unusual techniques suffused with political aspects, collaborations and striking beautiful colours.  Street art lives!

 

All photos: Dave Stuart aka NoLionsInEngland

Previous Shoreditch Street Art Tours blog posts about Victoria Villasanna HERE

Victoria Villasanna on Facebook

Reuben Dangoor webpage

 

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Child Labor Free Street Art

“Right now there are 150 million children around the world labouring in almost every industry you can think”.

 

Did you know that?  I didn’t.  Sometimes there is no doubting the ability of street art to make a an impact and the organisation Child Labor Free have made this message abundantly clear on Shoreditch Art Wall through a collaboration between Mexican street artist Victoria Villasanna and French street artist Zabou.

 

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The work combines the stencilled and free hand emulsion painting of Zabou with the wonderful threaded colours of Victoria Villasanna, rendered in her signature bright wool augmented with additional coloured tape.

 

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Along with the conscious raising artwork at this very prominent site on Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, there is also a limited edition organic cotton t-shirt featuring one of the collaborative portraits.  Freenet offers freedom and employment to women trapped in Kolkata’s sex trade and 100% of profits go to developing a child care centre for high risk children in Kolkata’s red light district.

 

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T-shirts available at www.childlaborfree.com.

 

London, Street Art, Victoria Villasanna, Zabou, Child Labor Free, Freenet, Political, Shoreditch Art Wall

All photos: Dave Stuart except t-shirt image courtesy CLF

Small Perfectly Formed Street Art

A biblical downpour, ice cold hailstones and a hurricane 15 minutes before the start of this afternoon’s tour may have turned me on my bike into a mobile icicle but it didn’t deter a hardy group of tour guests.

We found a tiny piece of art on a wall, a mother, her child with some beautiful hand stitched embroidery acting as a shawl, the whole thing about 6 inches from top to bottom. It was beautiful, it is poignant and the artist is anonymous.

Shoreditch, Street Art, Street artist, unknown, paste up, hand stitched, embroidery, colourful, threads, mother, child

The placement of this work is intriguing, the juxtaposition against a pair of faded Betty Page images, part of a D7606 “post box” piece bring together two power images of the roles of women.

This next specimen, clearly from the same artist, photographed earlier this week a few hundred yards further up Brick Lane had already succumbed to light fingered art collectors!

Shoreditch, Street Art, Street artist, unknown, paste up, hand stitched, embroidery, colourful, threads, mother, child

Street art – it’s temporary and it’s not just about the large murals, the permissioned artwork and the international household name street artists.

A little “ps”, here is the D7606 mailbox photographed in its early days in June 2014, and yes, it is just a paste up, that’s not a real postbox.

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D7606, Jun 2014, feat Betty Page

All photos: Dave Stuart aka NoLionsInEngland