The London street art scene this year has been a pretty busy one after it got off to a pretty slow start. I've been too busy to keep too much up-to-date and post regularly about it, but here's several works below from the ever-changing street art scene in east London from earlier this year. I have a lot more to come, so keep returning.
First up, Himbad painted a large-scale piece on the side of the building on Sclater Street. This whole street is undergoing rennovations at the moment, and the car park at the Brick Lane end where we have seen so much great street art over the years has been converted into a block of expensive flats. This is such a striking piece in a popular area. (I covered a collaboration with the artist that took place ohis same street last year.)
Next up, street artist Neoh has been busy this year painting his ballerina girls. (I've covered his work previously here.)
Earlier this year, I captured this mermaid-esque woman wearing a tribal mask. The artwork was created by Frida Stiil Vium, an artist from Denmark.
Hunto's colourful abstract images of people engaging and communicating with each other area always a popular find in London. I've covered his work many times. The artist hails from Italy and is inspired by modern abstract art.
Street artist Beastie, who is from Gloucester in England, created this cat stencil on Brick Lane, and the cat looks as if it has walked through wet paint. I've seen work by this artist in London before but I've never posted about it.
Ben Eine, who specialises in typography street art, has recently been in London this year after having a bit of a break. He updated one of his walls on Ebor Street earlier this year, and I covered that here. However, he also created a mural on Sclater Street around the same time, but I was never able to get a decent photograph of it due to the market and cars parked along the street. The piece reads "Rebel Rebel" for a new motorbike business that has been set up there, where an antique and odds-and-ends shop used to be.
I've not covered Endless' work in detail on my blog before, but the London-based artist creates paste-ups and stencils. These contain brand references. The below piece was created on the popular wall at Pedlety Street and features a brand of perfume. It isn't often that the artist completes a specific piece designed for a wall as most of his work tends to be smaller images and paste-ups.
The below pieces were completed as an advertisement, and I thought they were done well.
The Doodle Man created a few doodles in London earlier this year, and I saw three different walls that were designed. This was the largest-scale piece on Great Eastern Street. This scaffolding tunnel was transformed into thousands of doodles over a few weeks. I also caught the artist in action.
SpZero76 is a regular to the London street art scene and often paints with collective Lost Souls. (I've covered his work here previously.) I enjoyed this witty doughnut-gone-rogue while a cop shaped like a pistol chases him with hearts -- because cops love doughnuts.
Autone1 created the colourful pattern below in a collaboration with Itaewon. I've seen Autone1's work in London before but have never covered it in detail.
Graffiti Life painted a happy snowman character from "The Snowman" for Christmas last year.
Andy Council is an artist from Bristol, and I've covered his work in both cities a few times, including earlier this sprint for Endangered13. His abstract works feature abstract cityscapes that take on an organic feeling and can create a new image. The below cityscape appears to also become a dragon when looked at from a distance.
Love Pusher and El Jerrino collaborated on the below piece.
Airbourne Mark, a regular to London's street art scene and covered here, created several new works around east London. The titles of the pieces were called "Origami Riots" and featured items, usually smiles, that appear to have been drawn on paper and folded. I caught the artist at work in one piece. It's a little different than his usual style, but I've seen him paint in London previously.
I loved the quotation by PlasticJesus, but it's one I've heard before. This stencil artist often pokes fun at popular culture. This newest piece by the artist is "Stop making stupid people famous." It also features two children holding "Need work" sign.
Chinagirl, an artist from Germany who creates plaster and ceramic street art and installations, has been to London recently a couple of times now, and I've previously posted her work here. The most recent additions to London's street art scene were the rabbits holding grenades, and I discovered them in a couple of different areas.
Itaewon and Joey Baker created the colourful fantasy scene below.
Elno, a Spanish street artist, paints detailed portraits. She's been quite busy in London so far this year, and I have most recently covered her work in Leake Street.
Kaes (Jay Caes) painted this colourful blend of wolves. Kaes' work is common to London's street art scene.
Brazlian artist Decolife painted a new wall in London earlier this year in a hidden spot not far from Brick Lane. I originally covered Decolife's work here.
I am not sure who painted the artwork below in Star Yard, off Brick Lane, but I liked it.
Also in Star Yard, the work evolved along with the above piece.
Saki & Bitches, a Japanese artist who has created much work in the city, has also created a new puzzle game where people who pass by can interact with the piece to match up the different portions of the artwork. I enjoy seeing her work, and I most recently covered her last spring when she collaborated with other artists.
I've not covered Syd's artwork in detail, but his work is common in the city. His works are stencil-based and often small-scale pieces. However, this piece appeared on a wall with the message "welcome to the machine".
Pang, a London-based artist, came into the street art scene only a few years ago. Since then, she's been making a real name for herself and more recently collaborated with Nagel on a large scale piece off Brick Lane. She typically creates black and white illustrations of ash trays and the cowboy character.
Mutiny's (also known as Janie Laurie) artwork often portrays endangered wildlife. I've previously covered some of her work here. This was created at the beginning of the year and features colourful 'golden shouldered parrots', which are endangered.
French street artist Annabelle Tattu created many paste-ups across London earlier this year. Her work always features her characters in different situations, and there is often an element of wit involved in the detailed illustrations. I enjoyed the piece below, which seems to feature a lady with a hat and glass of wine and the television character "Mr. Bean".
Japanese street artist Masagon creates his work using a geometric style, and he painted the following bright geometric shapes on Sclater Street.
I'll try to post street art more regularly. I've been very busy with work over the last few months and I've not been able to dedicate a lot of time to my blog and other personal projects.