Brazilian Artists Bailon & Sliks Hit London

Over the last couple of weeks London has been treated to a a series of new pieces from Brazilian Street Artists Bailon & Sliks who were over in London for their pop-up exhibition ‘Naturally Unstable’ exhibition in Shoreditch (covered here). Whilst they were over the duo laid out some three works, two large scale collaborations, with othe first being additionally created alongside fellow Brazilian artist Cranio, and the second with Australian, but London based artist Jimmy C. For the finale the duo laid out two individual works alongside each other in Hackney Wick and Bailon laid out a further collaboration with the most suitable Louis Masai. All of these walls were put up with support from Global Street Art and additionally BrickLane1 for the work on Hanbury Street.

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The first work put up, a collaboration from Bailon, Sliks & Cranio

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Full scale look at Slik’s contribution to the collaboration.

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Full scale look at Bailon’s contribution to the collaboration.

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Detail of work from Sliks & Cranio.

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Detail of work from Bailon & Cranio.

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Detail of work from Bailon, Sliks & Cranio.

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Bailon & Jimmy C at work last Sunday.

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Bailon at work last Sunday.

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Jimmy C adding some of his trademark ‘Aerosol-Pointillism’ to the scenic surroundings for the work.

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Jimmy C adding some of his trademark ‘Aerosol-Pointillism’ to the scenic surroundings for the work last Sunday.

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The incredible finished piece from Sliks, Bailon & Jimmy C in Hanbury Street, entitled ‘Spring Offering’.

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This work is amazing, offering a superb blending of styles from the three respective artists. With Sliks’s abstract styling used to make the creature on the far left offering the apple, Bailon’s more painterly approach to his distinct birds as subject and Jimmy C’s ‘Aerosol-Pointillism’ for the scenery.

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Detail of work from Sliks.

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Detail of work from Sliks and an apple by Jimmy C.

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Detail of work from Bailon.

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Love the glow effect in the sun, really pops out.

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Detail of work from Bailon & Jimmy C.

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Classic styled work from Bailon in Hackney Wick.

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Incredible work from Sliks in Hackney Wick.

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Excellent blend of styles here from Bailon & Louis Masai, who both focus on animals as their key subject matter, on this occassion with a painting of a Spix Macaw, a species native to Bailon’s home of Brazil and an endangered species, which Louis Masai is passionate in drawing awareness to through his art.

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This duo have certainly maximized their time here, with these works all put up in some five days, really leaving their mark on London’s Street Art scene. We look forward to seeing these two return in the future and are more than satisfied with what they have left in their wake.

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