On Thursday whilst we were in Shoreditch to await the completion of Louis Masai’s epic seven day mural, we were extremely lucky to stumble across one of our absolute favourite Street Artists as he was setting up to create his freshest London work in Great Eastern Street, on the relatively fresh canvases that are the new hoardings surrounding further redevelopment works in the area.
The fresh work from Dan Kitchener is in his unique and distinct ‘Liquid Lights’ styling, depicting a Japanese Taxi set amid a colourful Tokyo scene. Also of note with this piece is that the work extends around the corner of the hoardings, offering when viewed from one side a 3D dimension to the scene. It’s always a delight to see fresh works from Dan Kitchener and even more so when you get to see it being made. Meticulous in his work he built up the piece applying the spray paint in a series of direct solid bursts as well as adding the many colours in a more loose, fluid and energetic manor. His compositions create a beautiful focus on light, shadow and perspective to make the mundane and in some cases ‘miserable’ scenes he regularly focuses on look beautiful.
Dan Kitchener at work, having laid down the initial outlines and layers of colour.
Dan Kitchener a little later in day, with the added colours really starting to bring the piece together.
This was the scene with which we left the days work as darkness was drawing in.
Work-in-progress on the hoardings extending around the corner to the feature section, ultimately making for a 3D element to the work when viewed from one side.
The stunning finished piece.
Both sides of the corner embracing work.