Top 20 London Street Art Works Of 2015

Well this has certainly been the hardest post to compile in our near year at London Calling Blog, attempting to select our favourite 20 works from a year absolutely crammed with an abundance of high-quality and entertaining artworks on London’s Streets. After much deliberation and with many more works we would of liked to include here, it really was difficult editing down to a mere 20 works, however here are the pieces that have really stood out for us this year. That said on another day with another assessment, some of these pieces would be different. Here’s to a great 2016 with a look back at our favourite works in 2015.

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‘Queen of Neon’ by Dan Kitchener in Brick Lane, our favourite work from Dan Kitchener this year and our favourite overall work from 2015 here at London Calling Blog. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on this piece (covered here).

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Standout Work by Nick Flatt & Seeds One on the Shoreditch Art Wall for ‘Behind The Curtain’, the  work that we feel should of won the competition, a great idea & great subject superbly expressedYou can view more images and some progress shots in our post on this piece (covered here).

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Magnificent work yet again by Fanakapan in Brick Lane. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post (covered here).

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Excellent work by visiting Italian artist Pixel Pancho in Dalston for the ‘Colour The Capital’ Project , one of the best pieces from 2015 for us here at London Calling Blog. You can view more images in our post on this piece (covered here).

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Spectacular work by Joel Bergner in Shoreditch, a real highlight of the year. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post (covered here).

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Work by Mehdi Ghadyanloo in Shoreditch.  This marked the third wall from Mehdi Ghadyanloo on his first visit painting outside of his native Iran. He additionally returned in May and painted a further 2 works , definitely a highlight artist for us here and we hope he returns to paint in London soon. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on his first visit (covered here).

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Superb work by Phlegm in Shoreditch. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post (covered here).

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Brilliant work by Telmo Miel in Brick Lane, one of the years highlights for us here at London Calling Blog. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Excellent work by Nomad Clan duo, Aylo & CBloxx in Camden Town. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Excellent work by Jimmy C in Brick Lane, and our favourite work from him in 2015. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on this (covered here).

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Work by Jim Vision & Zadok in Brick Lane, with a touching and superbly executed tribute to Terry Pratchett who passed away in March. This is only a picture of the central part of the wall, with the entire work being some 5-6 times larger than this. You can view more images of the entire work and some progress shots in our post on this piece (covered here).

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‘Spring Offering’ by Bailon, Sliks & Jimmy C in Brick Lane, With Bailon and Sliks visiting from Brazil. This pieces marks one of the largest and best works put up in London this year. You can view more images and some progress pictures in our post on this piece (covered here).

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Superb excellent work by Irony in Camden Town, one of the very best hit up in Camden Town this year and fittingly the subject is of a local resident. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Excellent surreal work by Ana Maria in Brick Lane. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on this piece (covered here).

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Incredible work by visiting French artist Bom.K in Brick Lane, who was over for the Moniker Art Fair in October. Also a great example of how much we love wandering London and bumping into such a piece of art or calibre of artist we were previously unaware ofYou can view more images and some progress shots in our post in this piece (covered here).

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Exceptional work from Martin Ron & Jiant in Hackney Wick, one of the highlights of the year for us here at London Calling Blog, a superb use of the large wall. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on this piece (covered here).

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Work by Louis Masai in Shoreditch, with one of the most impressive Street Art projects this year. The work depicted upon completion a thriving Coral Reef ecosystem and was created for Synchronicity Earth and what is most interesting about this project isn’t just the stunning mural that was created, but the way it was constructed.The idea was to essentially paint a film, that will be set alongside soundscapes from Coral environments, so the goal was never to just paint the finished piece, it was to start from the beginning of the evolution of an entire ecosystem, with the scene evolving and with elements coming and going, leaving Louis Masai using this wall to create a series of scenes depicting the stages in the growth of the Coral Reef environment. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post (covered here).

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Work by Kyle Holbrook & Himbad in Shoreditch. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on Kyle Holbrook’s visit to London in June (covered here).

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Always entertaining and very tongue-in-cheek work ‘War On Terror’ by Trust Icon in Camden Town. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Very interesting work by visiting Spanish artist Ampparito in Peckham, one of the highlights of the year in terms of international artists visiting London. You can view more images of this and the other 2 pieces Ampparito put up on his visit and some progress shots in our post (covered here).

 

5 comments on “Top 20 London Street Art Works Of 2015

  1. Quite a task indeed selecting your top 20… My biggest regret this year was missing the chance of snapping the Jimmy C in Bacon Street by just a couple of hours on the day I got there!!! I’m thinking about my top 20 and I’m sure quite a few here would feature! Dale Grimshaw was a surprise omission from your list!! Happy New year

    • Such a task Mitch, being absolute and cutting to just 20 was very hard. Dale Grimshaw was in the list before final cuts, as were several great works.

      With that in mind an honourable mention should also go to works from: Dale Grimshaw, Cix Mugre/Spaik/Libre HEM, Zina, Lost Soul Crew, Furia 139, Airborne Mark & Shok-1.

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