Tagged: Shoreditch

Mantis Creates a Banksy Banana Parody

Banksy Africa Banana

New Banksy on Old Street? Nope… it looks like a Banksy but was actually put together by Mantis. The spot in London’s Shoreditch area had been used by Banksy a few times before. Mantis’ use of bananas has been drawn from the previous Pulp Fiction mural Banksy did a while back.

Check out the evolution of this space over the jump.

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Dept. Urban Censorship in Shoreditch


Dept Urban Censorship notices have recently been pasted up across Shoreditch. They read, “This area may contain scenes of violence, bad language & some nudity”. We discovered that the censorship creations were organised by the street artist Fivefour. Go down to the Bricklane Gallery to see more of Fivefour’s work.

Check over the jump for more images.

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Goldie Exhibition The Kids Are All Riot


Goldie has been promoting his forthcoming exhibition with mock estate agent signs. “The Kids Are All Riot” exhibition will be opening Friday 10 April at the Maverik Showroom on Redchurch St, Shoreditch. This new show is “joining the dots” from Goldie’s pioneering graffiti heritage to now and beyond.

Flyer and more details over the jump.

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Secret Wars | Art Battle | London


Secret Wars has taken live art global. The competition places two artists infront of a 20ft white wall. Arming them with only creativity and black paint (no pencils or sketches allowed) the artists have 90 minutes to apply their inventive flair onto the wall.  No themes or directions are given but artists are encouraged to woo the crowds and intimidate their opponents. Like in any MC, DJ or dance battle, key criteria are originality, style, context and improvisation. Boasting their talent contestants must win over two judges with a decisive decibel reading from the supporting crowd to seal the deal.

Check over the jump for more images of the London semi-finals held in Shoreditch, plus details on where to see the London finals.

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