New Clet Abraham Street Art Around London

Just over a week ago Street Artist Clet Abraham made his most recent visit to London whilst he was over with the Graffik Gallery who showcased his work at the Moniker Art Fair (covered here) and to present his very first UK exhibition at their own gallery (covered here). It’s been five years since Clet Abraham started his unique and humorous approach to guerilla Street Art, and four years since he first visited London. Utilizing this opportunity Clet went on a short but prolific tour of applying his unique brand of witty humour to many of London’s street signs, primarily around East London in the Brick Lane area and along Portobello Road in west London.

On the street Clet Abraham uses hand-cut reflection paper images, covered in protective plastic, set to the same standard of image quality as the actual signs they adorn. We were fortunate enough to meet the artist and get a few insights into his choice of subjects to express himself, for Clet Abraham the idea was born from the view that street signs are an order, a dictation from the authorities, just one more medium in which society is told what to do. In reaction to this Clet Abraham decides to answer back, democratizing the situation by responding to the order implicated with a series of witty and delightful images. Clet’s works when spied are always a treat and never fail to bring a smile to the face, his works are very original and often very subtle, you would be amazed how many times you casually pass by one of his alterations without noticing it. He has a very unique approach to Street Art and very much has the something to say in the process.

Clet Abraham’s current exhibition is on until the weekend at the Graffik Gallery, located at 284 Portobello Road. Don’t miss what will hopefully be the first of many exhibitions from Clet Abraham in London, and for now is a fantastic exhibition

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Work in Brick Lane.

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Work in Brick Lane. This is one of our favourite recent finds, really illustrating the ethos behind his work.

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Work in Brick Lane.

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Night shot of previous work.

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Work in Brick Lane.

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Night shot of previous work.

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Work in Brick Lane.

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Close-up of previous work.

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Night shot of previous work.

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Works in Brick Lane.

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Work in Brick Lane.

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Night shot of previous work.

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Work in Brick Lane.

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Close-up of previous work.

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Night shot of previous work.

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Work in Brick Lane. Another one of our favorite recent additions to London’s streets.

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Work in Brick Lane.

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Night shot of previous work.

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Work in Brick Lane.

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Work in Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel.

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Work in Settles Street, Whitechapel.

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Close-up of previous work.

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Work in Settles Street, Whitechapel. Needless to say this is our favourite discovery, a piece inspired by the Clash’s iconic 1979 album ‘London Calling’, also the inspirational title for our own blog.

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Work in Whitechapel.

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Work in Portobello Road.

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Close-up of previous work.

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Work in Portobello Road.

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Work in Portobello Road.

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Work in Portobello Road.

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Close-up of previous work.

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Night shot of previous work.

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Work in Portobello Road.

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Close-up of previous work.

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Night shot of previous work.

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Work in Portobello Road.

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Work in Portobello Road.

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Work in Portobello Road.

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Work in Portobello Road.

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Work in Portobello Road.

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Work in Portobello Road.

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Works in Crowthorne Road.

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Work in Crowthorne Road.

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Work in Crowthorne Road.

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Work in Lambeth, near the Imperial War Museum.

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Work in Lambeth, near the Imperial War Museum.

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Work in Lambeth, near the Leake Street.

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Work around Covent Garden.

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Close-up of previous work.

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Work around Covent Garden.

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Work around Covent Garden.

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Work in Tottenham Court Road.

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Close-up of previous work.

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Work in Oxford Street.

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Close-up of previous work.

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Work in Queens Square, Bloomsbury.

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Work in Queens Square, Bloomsbury.

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Work in Leather Lane.

Additionally to all these wonderful fresh new works from Clet Abraham we have included some shots of some of his pieces from previous visits which are still going strong that we have been fortunate to find over the last year.

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Work in Brick Lane,

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Close-up of previous work.

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Work by Brick Lane.

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Work by Brick Lane.

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Work by Brick Lane.

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Night shot of previous work.

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Work in White’s Row, Spitalfields.

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Work in Artillery Lane, Spitalfields.

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Work in Redchurch Street, Shoreditch.

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Work in Turville Street, Shoreditch.

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Work in Vandy Street, Shoreditch.

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Close-up of previous work.

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Work in Hackney Road.

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Work in Old Street.

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Work in Soho Square.

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Work in Soho Square.

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Work in Soho Square.

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Close-up of previous work.

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Work in Dean Street, Soho.

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Work in Dean Street, Soho.

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Work in Covent Garden.

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Work in Serle Street, Holborn.

10 comments on “New Clet Abraham Street Art Around London

      • Ah, good to know. I probably read the post too fast the first time. btw – some of the West London works have already gone. Crowthorne Road – both pieces. It was v busy on Portobello – so I might have missed them – but I couldn’t spot sexy lady, The Clash, climbing out of the sign, the hand grab and the pigeon. But I did spot one you’d missed. And I look forward to your night shots later.

  1. Interesting to know, wonder if they been removed by the council or just stolen. Out of curiousity what was the one we missed? There is a sexy lady piece in Brick Lane, still there as of today. The bottom pieces in the post are old works but still about, the pigeon is at Bethnal Green end of Brick Lane. The Clash one was just past the Graffik Gallery and there is one in Whitechapel also..

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