It occurred to us we haven’t updated you on the Shoreditch walls for a while and right now there’s a whole lot of fresh pieces to go and ogle, so you should do that because in January we’re coming with a tidal wave of whitewash to start 2012 all shiny and new.
First up the mighty Revok came through town recently and Roids got in touch looking for somewhere to paint. Our favourite carpark wall was due for a repaint and the results are everything you’d expect from these heavy-hitters. As much as we loved the Ghetto Farceur piece that was up before this one really takes the biscuit.
The Great Eastern Street panels have taken a new lick of paint courtesy of EndoftheLine. Probs teamed up with Otwo and Robots Revenge who was over from Italy (and very happy to be painting this particular wall…apparently it’s a pretty famous wall over in Italy). Probs took out the left panel and painted a police car as though seen through one of his signature shattered glass panels. Otwo took out the middle with his equally shattered-looking abstract X styles, whilst Robots Revenge took out the right side.
On the opposite side of the road our good friend Zadok is, at the time of writing, out in the cold painting those panels. Anyone who has been following Zadok’s work over 2011 will know how sick he is and this is looking like being a magnificent end to an already impressive year,
Games is one of our favourite writers and another writer who has had a great year – killer piece after killer piece. He recently teamed up with Omerta in the carpark and brought typically dope styles to scare the stencil-loving hipsters. He’s got another piece in the carpark from a few weeks back too, also super clean, there’s seriously no stopping this guy.
Another well known name who was in town recently was Tilt who painted a huge big union jack out of his trademark bubble letters on Village Underground. The letters were the lyrics of Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the UK. You’ve doubtless seen this already but we couldn’t round up the walls without mentioning it – He’s kind of a big deal. A big French deal, and they’re the best.
Enough talk already, check the pictures and tell us what you think in the comments section.
Have a great Winter break and we’ll see you in 2012.
Freedom from Torture hosted their 2011 Art Auction at the Village Underground in East London last night.
The bi-annual event this year sees Artists ‘Drawing a Line under Torture’ and is an auction featuring works donated by a wide variety of contemporary artists including Anthony Gormley, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Stuart Semple and Julian Opie. All the pieces were auctioned in the live auction or through a silent auction to raise funds for this extremely necessary charity. The event itself looked to be a great success and it was heartening to see so many people reaching for their wallets. Our particular favourite was a holographic piece by Julian Opie.
Click here to visit the http://art.freedomfromtorture.org for details on the event itself.
Freedom From Torture helps survivors of torture who arrive in the UK to protect their rights, and also helps them rebuild their lives.
As the main team at EOTL were out of town we called in the skilled services of Zadok who painted them two fantastic murals to publicise the event. A short video was also produced by Toby Summerskill we’ll post this as soon as it’s online.
Please check out the Freedom From Torture’s website for more info on the charity.
The 4th annual Meeting of Styles UK has been a long journey for us here at EndoftheLine. Having now had a chance to catch breath and reflect on the weekend that was, we’re extremely pleased with how it all went down. It was an entirely positive event, with no negative feedback other than a few petty internet haters and the residents noise complaints, but then we challenge you to put on an event in a residential area without that happening.
From the moment the artists turned up on Saturday morning it was always going to be a great day’s painting. The Ghetto Farceur boys from France rocked up with a 2 litre bottle of premixed pastis which was dutifully forced on anyone near them, 10 in the morning was a little early for us though. A big thank you to all the artists who made our job so much easier.
When you have your Summer event pushed back to October the weather is one of the biggest concerns. Luckily for us we had a pretty dry day with only the odd spit of moisture and the sun was even allegedly spotted once or twice. Picking out highlights from an event packed with show-stoppers isn’t easy, and everyone raised their game so high it’s even harder. We’ll let the pictures do the talking at this point, let us know which pieces are your favourites.
Musically we got down to the sounds of Chu-i, Rolls Royce, and Trol23 – who had the excellent ‘Granville Sessions’ and Si Philly jump up for a freestyle session. Mylon played hip hop classics to take us in to the main acts of the afterparty and soldiered through some technical issues with the decks. Reeps1, Crossbone T, and Buggsy all absolutely killed it before the mighty Phi Life Cypher stepped up and showed everyone why they deserve their legendary status. With Joe Driscoll’s incredible loop pedal skills and Wrongtom’s hard reggae riddims to finish things off in style it really couldn’t have been better.
Massive biggups to all those who painted, all the musicians, everyone who helped in any way no matter how small, we couldn’t have done it without you. Particular thanks go to Mylon, Jay, Tom, and Amuk for coming to help Probs, Matilda, and Trol23 prep all the walls (that was a LOT of black emulsion). Big shout to Cept and Snoe for pimping the party space, it really looked amazing. Boyd made the day so special by running the best workshops we could possibly have had. Mad love to the ever calm under pressure Chu-i who was the host with the most as always, and the event would’ve been nothing without the help of Natalie, Zia, Margot, and Riya. Lastly we have to biggup the Storm Freerun ninjas, who did mind boggling flips and gainers all day, and all the people who’ve left us such positive feedback, it means a lot. The tag on the Ghetto Farceur, Bonzai, and Epok wall sums things up nicely – “Meeting of Smiles”.
Our recent commission for Monki clothing was nice but we wanted to repaint our Great Eastern Street wall with some art for art’s sake so we put together an elite team of paint slingers and set to work. Probs and Zadok taking the end panels and SheOne and Otwo from the Transcend/Rockgroup crew took out the middle two. As usual thanks to the Village Underground for the space!
Probs created an ethereal lady with intricately detailed white hair trailing in to SheOne’s panel. SheOne and O.Two’s pieces were completed in their signature Graffuturist style, whilst Zadok on the end produced an observation of London’s architectural oddities in his inimitable style. All the artists over-ran the boundaries of the panels out on to the surrounding brick adding to the sense of movement in the already dynamic pieces. As always the flicks speak for themselves. Let us know what you think in the comments section.
Monki, the store concept and women’s clothing brand came to EndoftheLine with a brief so crazy we had to actually reign the client in a bit. The brief : to create a mural as eclectic as their influences, all hand painted, no stencils.
We painted 4 panels of fantastical dreamscape, a mythical fairytale in pink and blue. The side of Village Underground has never looked so colourful. Even the White Van Men were impressed.
The Monki UK launch is happening behind the walls. Check out the pics below and let us know what you think.
A Venom-inspired piece on the iconic Village Underground trains by Probs.
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