Street Art: Dreph

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Last week, I happened to see street artist Neequay Dreph finishing his latest mural off Brick Lane. The artist has recently painted several murals around east London, which I've photographed below. The artist lives in London, but he was born in Nottingham and studied illustration. His work is a blend of 1980s comic books and photorealism, which he has coined "Afrorealism". He has painted all over the world.


The newest mural features a well-dressed man with a beard wearing a hat, and it is located on Fashion Street. The artist posted the man's story on his Instagram account. In short, the well-dressed man is called Bunny Bread, and he was a west London grafitti writer known as "State of Art" who worked with the Non Stop art crew in the 1980s and painted Trellick Towers, which was respected by the community and lasted a long time. In the 1990s, Bunny was also involved and influential in musical movements (along the lines of jazz, hip hop, and soul). Those who wish to read and see more photographs are encouraged to visit the artist's Instagram at


On Commercial Road (around the corner from the above piece) is another man (TRoy) silhouette against a bright light. The background colour is eye-catching.


In Star Yard (Brick Lane) and on Shoreditch High Street, the subject of the murals are both females on brightly-coloured backgrounds. The first is Carleen de Sozer, who is a street artist. She painted the mural to the left of her portrait. The second is a lady known simply as Mel. 



Another excellent mural, which is also probably my favourite of these, is located on Hackney Road. It is of Benji Reid, an artist and performer.


For more information on Dreph and to see more of his work, please visit his official website at

Also see more of my posts about Dreph:

New Street Art Portraits by Dreph

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