Street artist Thierry Noir has arrived in London. The Berlin artist was one of the first in the street art movement and famously painted on the Berlin Wall from 1984 (until its fall in 1989). Some of his work has started to appear in Shoreditch, and I captured a glimpse of some of his work at the end of last week with the Village Underground Wall near Great Eastern Street alive with one of his figures. The figure appears with one of my favourite street art artists' figures, Stik. Both artists use bright colours and simplified drawings of figures. At the end of last week, Stik and Thierry Noir presented a discussion about street art at Somerset House.
A bright Thierry Noir figure on Great Eastern Street; Thierry Noir figures near Great Eastern Street above a car park; Thierry Noir and Stik in conversation.
In addition to the Village Underground Wall, I noticed a couple of Thierry Noir's figures appeared to be in conversation on a wall above the car park opposite. These were a little bit difficult to spot and photograph, but I managed to get a photograph of them on Monday, though they'd sadly been painted over by another 'artist'.
On Monday, I spotted one of the well-known walls that hosts street art (on Great Eastern Street) was decorated with his figures against a black background. This made me think of chalk drawings.
Thierry Noir's figures appear on a giant 'chalkboard-like' painted wall in Great Eastern Street.
Taken on Rivington Street
I like the simplicity of this street artist's style and the bright colours. Seeing Thierry Noir's figures with Stik's last week made me smile as both have a similar style of simplicity and bright colours. His figures remind me of the large stone sculptures on Easter Island.