At the end of May, the annual street art festival "Meeting of the Styles" took place on Pedley Street off of Brick Lane. I've yet to post any of the brilliant work that has come from this festival, but I have decided to start with this large-scale piece by Louis Masai and Fanakapan. The piece is entitled 'Freedom?' and features an orca, dolphins, and sharks in a plastic bag (or small aquarium) filled with water.
Louis Masai's work typically features endangered species and animals. This spring, he was one of the lead artists for Endangered13's street art paint-up in Mile End. He painted his patch-work sea creatures in the piece.
Fanakapan's style has changed a little over the past few years, and one of his recent pieces at the start of the year was chrome mask, sunglasses, and spray paint can. Last year, he created the silver foil balloon style. This style returned again this year. Previous styles included balloon animals and sweets. Fanakapan made the return to the balloon silver foil style by painting a mixture of silver foil balloon dolphins.
Prior to painting at the "Meeting of the Styles" street art festival, Fanakapan also painted the silver skeleton riding on a balloon horse on Rivington Street.
His tag was also painted on off of Brick Lane.
This is a brilliant collaboration and I hope that we have more to come.