Last Sunday, I visited (one of my old haunts) Southampton in order to complete the Zany Zebras charity trail, featuring several large zebra sculptures that were painted or decorated by artists for charity. Amongst these, I noticed a familiar artistic style by London-based street artist Otto Schade. In addition to the zebra, I saw the first street art that I've ever seen in Southampton. The artist was, again, Otto Schade (or simply Osch). The street art features his other artistic style featuring a silhouette of a political/social scene in a colourful orange orb. This one features the evolution of humans looking over a cliff. The artwork is located at the entrance of Marlands Shopping Centre near West Quay (the main shopping mall).
Inside the shopping centre is the zebra. I recognised Otto Schade's unique ribbon style right away. The zebra is named "Silver". Doesn't he look proud and majestic?
As I'm covering the above works, I thought that I'd also add a piece from London that was updated earlier this summer. Otto Schade's work always features on this wall on Brick Lane, and the ribbon-effect of London's districts and rivers was previously painted in this spot. The rendering keeps improving with each paint.
The Zany Zebras sculpture trail will only be around until the middle of September, so if you do want to see Otto Schade's zebra, be quick. The exact date when the zebras will be removed is not stated on their social media websites or their official website, but you can check out their official website here: http://zanyzebras.org.uk