Archive for the Street Art Category

Josh Stika painting away!

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , on June 11, 2017 by lkthayer

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Josh Stika snapped by Mitch Hicks 10th June 2017

Check this one out mate!

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, innocent bystander, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , on May 21, 2017 by lkthayer

Work in progress from street artist Trafik along Pedley Street, off Brick Lane. Looks like this is going to be a real a stunner… Nice guy Trafik, he gave me a chocolate as I was snapping him with roller in hand painting the white squares. 

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

Flaming Easter

Posted in arty farty, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , on April 14, 2017 by lkthayer

I made this collage snap using two snaps  I took in London. One was taken in the Nomadic Community Gardens around a bonfire, the other snap was of artwork by Otto Schade stenciled onto a wall… Looking back on the photos taken during that day, I just had to blend them as the colours were vibrating out just burning to rise up like a phoenix.

Enjoy your hot cross buns folks!!!

Collage snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

 

Sighted on a wall

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , on March 15, 2017 by lkthayer

Street art by K-Guy…. Made me smile!

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

I’ve been waiting….

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Big Trouble!!!, Collage, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , on December 6, 2016 by lkthayer

dsc03990bbOrignal sketch looking down from the Village Underground at the King John car park and Shoreditch beyond. Drawn by John Dolan with collages added by other street artists.

dec4Jim Vision (Probs) & Izer painted the epic ” The Attack Of The Moloids”

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Snaps taken in the King John car park 3rd Decemember 2016

I’ve been waiting a couple of years to get into the King John car park off Holywell Lane. The car park is now a building site of regeneration. But I took my chance to slip thru a broken barrier fence to snap the remaining artwork left on the walls. Quite a few of the snaps were painted by  local artist Jim Vision. Sorry I can’t credit the other artists… Over the years there have been many murals painted here. Access has always been a problem due to the security car parking gate attendants keeping us snappers out!!

dsc02215Village Underground wall facing the car park snapped in 2013

Snaps & Comment by Mitch Hicks

Rabbit or Hare it’s still there!

Posted in Artwork, Big Trouble!!!, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , on November 27, 2016 by lkthayer

dscf3589bRabbit or Hare it’s still there!….. Belgian street artist Roa painted this lovely piece along the Hackney Road in 2009. So well-loved by the locals and street art fans alike. The local council took a different view in 2010 and demanded the owners of the wall to remove or cover it up… People power won the battle to save the artwork with over 2,000 signatures petitioned against the council having their way!!! It’s now becoming quite rare to see street art surviving so long, but Roa is such a respected artist that you can still find more of his artwork in situ years after they were painted. Weathering and mindless tagging are slowly defacing this mural, but at least it’s still making folks smile as they walk and drive past.

Snapped on the evening of 19th November 2016 & comment by Mitch Hicks

Save Yourselves

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Collage, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Pub, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2016 by lkthayer

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savey1ADIA ~ DONK ~ NEOH ~ UNGA

helpy3EDWIN ~ HIN ~ MARLARKO ~ FLOAT

savey3MIGHTY MO and more artwork for sale in Stour Space Gallery

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 Hackney Wick (please don’t piss here)

Just a few snaps from a trip to Hackney Wick to see the “Save Yourselves” exhibition. Good to see so many street artists supporting Adia Wilde in the struggle to save the artyfarty haven of The Wick. Lots of sadness I felt in seeing the area being destroyed as I strolled around snapping away!

Snaps & comment by Mitch Hicks