Friday, 30 August 2019

London graffiti art






Near to Brick Lane, a railway embankment formed a blank canvas for the graffiti artists' expressions. It appeared to be a known and accepted venue where you can watch them at work. There seemed to be some kind of loose arrangement of divvying up the walls between different artists, and some of them were encouraging passers-by to add to the work with a spray can.

I wouldn't normally dare to photograph anyone painting graffiti (mainly for fear of the spray can being turned on me!)
Here, they seemed to welcome being watched and photographed. I enjoyed the verve and energy of the guy who was working barefoot


'Low on paint, high on life' says the artwork below. 


10 comments:

  1. Those are some very artistic graffiti, I'm amazed by peoples creativity.

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  2. The colour mixes they create are very impressive.

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  3. Glad to see some variety of style and messages. It's nice that they are accepting of viewers, probably because they have permission and maybe even praise.

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  4. I always wonder if they do this sort of thing in their own homes or if they're all very dull and middle-class.

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  5. You were lucky to see the artists at work.

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  6. That does cross the line between graffiti, which I dislike, and street art, which suits me nicely. These work.

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  7. Street Art has risen to such well deserved heights, I expect folks to build stable walls just to paint them! Great photos

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  8. Their art can be quite good. Its great that they have a space where they can do their thing.

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