Tag Archives: Street Art

Mausoleum of the Giants

I love a good “immersive sculptural experience”, me. Doesn’t everyone? So when a trip to visit family in Sheffield last weekend coincided with artist Phlegm’s time-limited installation, I was pleased as punch.

Phlegm is a Welsh-born but Sheffield-based muralist, cartoonist and street artist who first developed his illustrations in self-published comics. As well as being able to spot his creations around the Steel City, you’ve also at various times been able to catch him in Shoreditch. He’s bold and exciting; his work dripping with Tim Burton-esque macabre.

The gigantic creations that formed part of this particular event were littered throughout an abandoned warehouse, not far from Kelham Island. We cannily avoided the two-hour queue by arriving just in time to sneak in with the first tranche of the day. You get about half an hour inside, all-in-all, but need every second of that to explore the various nooks and crannies of the factory (itself an impressively atmospheric wonder, soon to be gutted and turned into flats) and gawp in awe at the huge sculptures.

It was difficult to do the exhibition justice on film, and properly convey the scale, but here are a few snaps of his fabulous work.

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[Second photo (foot): Credit – Alison Groombridge]

 

I Am Not A Wall

All things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light” – Leonardo da Vinci

IMG_4078Hoxton, London

photo 2East Dulwich, London

Havava (6)Havana, Cuba

IMG_0306Reykjavik, Iceland

IMG_9065Old Street, London

photobullBrixton, London

photo new crossNew Cross, London

IMG_2502Shoreditch, London

IMG_2512Brick Lane, London

IMG_4034Hackney, London

NYC Streets

It would be a travesty to fail to post some of my pictures of Street Art in New York. Sorry to those who continue to think this is just obnoxious graffiti. You’re wrong.  But sorry anyway.

So, here are some snaps taken mainly around Williamsburg, the Lower East Side and Meatpacking District:

IMG_3263Yes, I Do

IMG_4873Family Portrait

IMG_4729See no, hear no, speak no

IMG_4725Brooklyn, Baby!

IMG_4716Here’s Looking At You

IMG_3241Jim-Jiminy

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At Least I Know I’m Free

IMG_4897Taking the High Line

IMG_3254Tenement Roots

IMG_4734Sacred Warrior

IMG_4720To Flea or Not to Flea

IMG_4735What’s Up Pussy Cat?

IMG_4708Sci-fi Stylee

Painting the Town Blue

As promised in I Heart LDN (26 April, 2013), here are some of my favourite shots of the ever-changing street art in Shoreditch, east London. The walk is easy to do and takes about two hours, allowing time for regular photography stopsand a pause for cake at the Albion Cafe. Here’s a route I took recently:

Shoreditch mapYou wouldn’t see the same things in these pictures necessarily, but I’m sure the replacement art would be just as good! 

IMG_2559Cartoon Estate

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Unity in Volume

IMG_2551Just Leaning

IMG_9058White Swan

IMG_2523Around the Bend

IMG_9088Twenty Twelve

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In the Hand

IMG_8863H.A.P.P.Y.

IMG_9151Stik #2

IMG_2452Finding the Way

IMG_2500Local Resident

IMG_2516Brighten Up

IMG_2492Feelings about the Workplace