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London Street art Tours

A London street art tour will show you that London is awash with street art in all of its forms and here at London street art tours and Graffiti tours, we aim to show the very best of what the capital has to offer. Graffiti is an art form in its own right and should be experienced by all. Other terms used are ‘Urban art’ or ‘Guerrilla art’ to describe what is more commonly referred to now as street art these days.

Street art is very colourful and more often than not, it is pleasing on the eye and brightens up the area in which it is located. These hidden masterpieces can be found adorning walls, doors and even the pavements in and around London with its epicentre in Shoreditch..

Probably the most famous of the street artist is ‘Banksy’ known to be a political activist as well as a painter and film director  but there are of course many others including ‘Belgium’s ‘Roa’ and the French ‘Invader’ known for his images made from blocks as in the original Space invaders computer game

Others include ‘Ben Eine’ famed for his alphabet  lettering on shop window shutters, ‘Paul Don Smith’ and of course Charles Uzzell Edwards known as ‘Pure Evil’, a ‘Banksy’ stable mate.

Shoreditch street art.

A London street art tour will show you the best of Shoreditch street art. Here at London Street Art Tours we aim to provide the perfect, expertly lead experience and show you the very best of Shoreditch’s street art. You will learn about the artists and the culture as well as the locations and the reasons behind Shoreditch being the world’s foremost location for street art.

Walking Tour

A walking tour of street art allows you to enjoy at close hand the skill of the artist. You will see things that are not possible to see when driving past in your car or on the bus.

Steam 156  Street Art Tour 2014.

Puppet Grids Infinity, Green Flowers art Gallery

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Green Flowers Art Gallery is delighted to present new paintings by
the renowned international graffiti artist Mr.PUPPET (1970)
Directly from the forests of sweden.
“For more then a decade  he implanted the grids with his early 80s graffiti writing days with the complexity of living in the Now. Its a trademark for his work.”
“Puppet simply avoid to to reflect back to the geometry of the built environment and letting the Grids be just a decorative effect slaved under the ruler. Its such a minor and secondary role for him. He try to put it in a wider perspective, with colors in layers to move towards your inner thoughts presents a sense of possibility, randomness and the infinite. He takes the grids from constraint to a liberation to make you walk away with a sense rather then just a picture… “
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WWW.PUPPETINDUSTRIES.COM

Wasted Youth D-Face and Shepard Fairey Malaga

Wasted Youth D-Face and Shepard Fairey Malaga June 26

Address
C/ Alemania, s/n 29001 Malaga Spain
T: 00 34 952 12 00 55 – F: 00 34 952 21 01 77 – E: cacmalaga@cacmalaga.eu

Space Invader London Street art tour

Space Invader London street art tour

Shorditch in London seems to be a mecca for street artists and it is one of over 60 cities in 30 different countries around the world that has been ‘invaded’ by the prolific urban artist Space Invader.  By far one of the best ways to make sure you don’t miss any of Space Invaders 20 to 30 unique and distinctive mosaic art pieces scattered inconspicuously around the streets of Shorditch is to take a London street art tour with londongraffititours.com. He calls his pieces invasions and his Invaders come in all different sizes, some are huge and easy to spot but the majority are very small and often found lurking low down in corners or high up above a street signs, hiding in plain sight and London Graffiti Tours knows where in Shorditch they all are.

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Space Invader is the very apt pseudonym taken by a French street artist whose work is inspired by the arcade game graphics of the same name.  His art is created using square ceramic tiles to produce mosaic designs that mimic the style of the 8-bit video games of the late 70’s and early 80’s.  Every Invader is completely unique and while most are infused with a cultural message, such as a dig at today’s Big Brother CCTV society, some are purely for fun using iconic images like Super Mario or Star Wars.

A self-professed hacker of public spaces, Invader uses the streets as his canvas as he believes that art galleries and museums are not easily accessible to everybody.  This way he is deliberately making his work as public as possible for ordinary people to enjoy on a daily basis and although it may seem like it to the casual observer, the sites for his Invaders are not random.  Each site is actually carefully researched (very often with local support) and is chosen for its aesthetic and conceptual positioning.  Space Invader does not always go for the highest visibility options either, many of his Invaders are on less prominent sites which makes the ‘hunt’ for them even more challenging.  He believes that “A spot is like a revelation… it jumps out at you”

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For the past 10 years or so Space Invader has also been working on another project that he calls “Rubikcubism” which exclusively uses Rubik’s Cubes to create portraits and other images from popular culture.  Invader first does a sketch, then manipulates each individual Rubik’s Cube to display the coloured squares that he needs before gluing them all together on to a backing board.   His method has since been profusely copied but he was the first and arguably the best.

Space Invader London street art tour

Space Invader has certainly invaded the world with his ideas, originality and talent.  His Invaders sometimes fun, sometimes tongue in cheek, sometimes blatant commentary on the world we live in, but always a pleasure to find. Why not take a London Graffiti Tour and see some of his amazing Invaders for yourself? www.londongraffititours.com

Justkids Its Summer time group show

Next week in the UK, JUSTKIDS will be opening a fresh new group exhibition entitled “It’s Summer Time!” in the trendy streets of East London.
Curated by Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy, the show will be showcasing brand new and never seen works from The Date Farmers, Ruben Sanchez, Ben Eine, Ana Maria, Farid Rueda, Fintan Magee, Lakwena, Ella & Pitr, El Decertor and Deih. Another interesting note is that it will also be the first time most of these artists will be showing their artworks in London.
The preview list can be requested at info@justkidsofficial.com and if you are in the area, the show will be opening next Thursday, May 28th starting 6PM at 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ