Pablo Delgado, originally from Mexico but now based on London, has been adding artwork in walls in London since 2011. He is now one of the most well-known street artists. His work has included paste-ups of doorways and scenes featuring people and animals. The paste-ups are located at ground-level and are easy to miss unless you are looking for them. They feature dark shadows on the pavement in front of them, which do help to locate them. Recently, a few scenes have appeared around Brick Lane, and I managed to photograph these. Often, his subjects are a bizarre juxtaposition of events that tell a story. I've included his newest work below.
People with a giraffe
A dog on a car
Nuns and boys fighting over a goldfish bowl
A selection of work from Pablo Delgado, including the new piece at the top
One series of his work covered trees. An A4 sheet of paper was printed out and hung on walls around east London for each "Missing" item. The item was 'cut out' of the sheet of paper, and the user was given a radius to search for the item. Some examples of these and earlier work is pictured below.
Examples of earlier work from Pablo Delgado
Some of the artist's work is in a bad state, but you can still make out the shadows, and often you can see remains of the paste-ups. In some cases, the walls is painted yellow to portray light. Unfortunately, a lot of his work spanned a couple of years ago, so not much remains. Piecing these together with 'before' and 'after' shots of the work in the open weather was also difficult as it looks as though some of his work was not photographed or seen before.
Older work from Pablo Delgado
However, I was able to track down a 'before' and 'after' shot of the image below. It features a lady in an elegant red dress with a row of what looks like perfume.
'Before' and 'after' shots of one of Pablo Delgado's paste-ups
The trees are always one item that makes me smile. It is as if it is another world, a smaller world. I discovered the following tree recently, and it was located underneath a tree, so I believe that this was protected from the elements.
A series of work seems to depict soldiers. This one isn't too badly-damaged.
Others are hardly recognisable now.
Very worn examples of Delgado's work
Others features a series of working girls dotted around the east part of London. I managed to track down a few of these.
Various work from Delgado
And, the following pieces, only the shadow and possible pieces of worn paper remain.
A small fish also appeared recently, hanging from the top of a building. It has been attributed to Pablo Delgado.
A figure that looks like Jesus
Pablo Delgado and work by Pang, Phlegm and D7606