It wouldn’t be wrong to name East London as the most creative area of the city. The neighbourhoods from Spitalfields to Shoreditch is full of street art.
Be careful. If you’re also as fond of street art as I am it might take hours to walk just 500 meters long street.
In my blog post Street Art in Brick Lane I wrote about the street art in the Bengledeshi neighbourhood near to Spitalfields Market. In this post I cover the street art in Rivington Street, which is only 15 minutes walk away from Brick Lane.
I came to Rivington Street to see the protected pieces of Banksy which are in the beer garden of the music venue Cargo.
But as soon as I entered the Rivington Street I knew there is a lot more than Banksy here to see. I felt like diving into a special world of street art where word wide best street artists left their art here for us to absorb.
Stik’s figures are done with such simple shapes but they can express so much emotion with their simplicity. I love them.
Just before turning the corner to Rivington Street, you’ll see a famous piece of the Belgian artist ROA who is known for his black and white paintings of animals which are native to the area being painted.
First time in Camden Town I saw Otto Schade’s art which is easily recognisable with its tape form. This one is at the beginning of Rivington Street.
Ador & Semor
The French duo are known for their surreal scenes which often symbolise current events in a satirical way.
The French urban artist Invader is known for his square ceramic tiles which invade the cities all over the world.
The famous French artist Thierry Noir painted his murals on the Berlin Wall in the mid 80s which was definitely revolutionary and is recognised as forerunner of the modern street art.
The Brazilian artist Cranio is famous for his blue Indian characters who symbolise the Brazilian indigenous people. It could not have been chosen better. Cranio often picks themes from current social political issues.
The Belgian artist Joachim says himself “When I’m filthy, tired, and have nearly died a couple of times, that’s when I know it’s been a good day”. You can recognise his work with the oversized assured teeth and eyes of the figures.
The British artist Ben Eine is known with his huge colourful letters he writes on the walls of East End in London. This is “Scary” under der Overground Bridge in Rivington Street.
The Colombian artist Stinkfish recreates photographs as street art murals. He believes that street art has no limits and gives any one the opportunity to participate.
The smiling fish of the Spanish artist PEZ (fish in Spanish) are overall and make not only you happy but also himself.
Read more about the street art in East London in my blog post Street Art in Brick Lane.
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