This time last week over the course of two days, the latest of the UV lighted works to recently of hit London was created in Redchurch Street, Shoreditch by Leeds based Street Artist Replete. Painted in UV paint making for a piece that was designed to be visible 24-hours a day through the application of Ultra-Violet lighting at sunset to keep the work observable all night.
We generally make a point of not covering Street Art created purely for advertising, not that we feel there is anything wrong with this, it’s only right and fair that these talented artists who decorate our streets profit from their hard work and talents, but it just isn’t something we really cover. This work was organized in association with Global Street Art and commissioned by Sony and is the fourth in a series of five murals that will be created one at a time over the coming seven weeks around different locations in London, all painted with Ultra Violet paint to be visible all night and are a part of the ‘I Can See In The Dark’ promotion.
The piece, is entitled ‘Singularity’ and features a superb depiction of an exploding lantern, with the shattering shards of glass emanating from the fiery centre of the piece. As is the case with each of these UV pieces, it is impressive by the day, but really takes on a life of its own at night. This piece just glows along the more dimly lit Redchurch Street of an evening, the effect of the fire and splintering glass fragments fuelled by the exceptionally bright oranges, yellows, purples and blues just really light up the wall. A great subject superbly executed.