Brick Lane area update 1st June 2014
So folks, six and half weeks since my last visit to Brick Lane in April and already there are some new murals. Buzzing with the thrill of my new discoveries, I decided to add an extra updated post rather than wait. These photos were taken during the busy Sunday markets that take place here on the weekends.
Hanbury Street, London E1 (off Brick Lane)
Best Ever’s mural in protest again homelessness has been replaced with this image by San Francisco based artist Zio Ziegler. And I was rather taken with side seeing the side door to the restaurant in use. The other murals by Rone and Snik on the opposite walls remain here for now.
Brick Lane, London E1
The door has a new political mural, Shaft Me Avenue, FU2. A close up detail below. When I passed by later I saw a man taking a selfie against that street sign which made me laugh. According to Shoreditch Street Art tours, Unify is a stencil artist.
Pedley Street, London E1 (off Brick Lane)
Fanakan’s fantasia inspired image has been replace by this powerful feminist painting. I happened to be here as a Street Art tour was taking place. The tour guide said that all the 3 murals on this street have been painted by women. And that London was a safe place for women from around the world to come and share their work.
Amara Por Dios’ (who is actually Swedish) mural is still there and this young couple sought to improve it.
I went back later to see what they had drawn and was pleased how they had been inspired by her work.
There were also two new works on the narrow piece of wall. I was excited to recognise the artist at the top, Six1Six from some online research I’ve done lately.
Redchurch Street, London E2 (Brick Lane end)
Tizer has refreshed his wall with a new set of images. Looks like more than one artist here to me.
Club Row, London E2
This mural wasn’t complete before because there is a second warrior lurking in the bottom of the painting now.
The main focus of my afternoon’s expedition was to seek out some new work in Shoreditch that I discovered online this weekend from reading some more blogs. I’d recommend this blog Hookedblog – UK Street Art in particular. Those photographs will be saved for another post.
I’ll end this one with four photographs from Brick Lane which reflect how the art work acts as backdrop to brighten our daily lives.
This last piece is on Bacon Street, London E1, off Brick Lane to the right if you’re heading towards Bethnal Green/Shoreditch.Advertisements