2015 – A Year Of Street Art In Brick Lane

We thought today in our series of reviews of the year we would start to take a look back at some of the key areas for a high turnover of Street Art around London, and are starting with our review of Brick Lane, the epicentre of London’s Street Art scene.

Being at the hub of Londons Street Art scene it is no surprise that Brick Lane has seen a proliferation of incredible works placed up throughout the year. We have also been fortunate enough to see the creation of the Nomadic Community Gardens, just off of Brick Lane which has become a centre for ever-changing walls and a place worth checking in on regularly. We have also seen walls which have for some time had nothing but the crème de la crème of artist paint it such as the Kinkao Restaurant wall in Pedley Street, prove to deliver such high-calibre works throughout the year, some of the highlights of this area and in London as a whole for 2015. All in all we have been witness to a steady flow of works from local and international artists which continues to keep this area engaging for Street Art fans. So without further ado, here is our look back at the wonderful year of Street Art in Brick Lane from 2015.  –

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Solid work by Furia 139 in Brick Lane, a tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris in the first week of the year. 

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Work by Himbad.

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Work by Furia 139 & Costah. You can view our post on this piece (covered here).

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Work by Zabou.

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Lovely work by The Empty Belly.

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Work by Meggs.

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Work by Paul ‘Don’ Smith.

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Work by Graffiti Life in Brick Lane for Valentines Day, with a delightful Simpsons reference as its inspiration.

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Work by Otto Schade in Brick Lane. the first of what would prove to be a productive year from Otto Schade around London.

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Work by Otto Schade.

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Work by visiting Mexican duo Lapiztola in Brick Lane. You can view the post on Lapiztola’s first London visit this year (covered here).

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Work by Angus.

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Work by Anthea Missy.

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‘Yellow Brick Rd’ by Paul ‘Don’ Smith in Brick Lane, our favourite work of his from a year of prolific output in the area.

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Superb work by Pixel Pancho & Evoca1, who visited from the Dominican Republic, in Brick Lane. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post (covered here).

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Work by 0707.

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Work by visiting Italian artist Nemos in the Old Truman Brewery

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Work by visiting French artist Gregos, just 1/50 of the faces Gregos hit up around London in his March visit. You can view the post we did on this Gregos’ March visit (covered here).

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Work by Fanakapan. Marking the first major venture in to a new direction by the talented Fanakapan, who has provided many of the best works to be seen in London this year. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Beautiful, but sadly short lived work, by Hannah Adamszek & visiting German arist Guido Zimmermann. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on this piece (covered here).

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Work by 0707.

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Superb work by Horror Crew in Brick Lane, painted Easter Weekend. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post (covered here).

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Work by Zabou in the Old Truman Brewery. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Work by Otto Schade in the Old Truman Brewery. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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‘Love Is’ by Otto Schade.

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Work by Jimmy C, with a portrait of the owner of the cafe, on which this work resides, when she was aged 3 with her grandfather Joe, who owned a cafe in London’s East End during the 1930s. This work also marked the first actual portrait from Jimmy C in London for 2015. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Work by visiting Brazilian artist Cranio, who returned to London for his third visit to the capital and over the next month or so, hit up an impressive array of his characters around the East End & Camden Town. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on Cranio’s visit (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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Work by visiting Belgian artist DZIA in the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. You can view the post we did on this work and the other 2 he hit up on this visit (covered here).

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Work by DZIA.

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‘Spring Offering’ by Bailon, Sliks & Jimmy C. 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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Work by Cranio.

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‘Rise & Shine’ by Fanakapan. One of the years most outstanding works for us 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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Work by Thieu. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Interesting work by Jimmy C. You can view the post we did on this work(covered here).

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Work by Ruben Sanchez.

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Superb work by Alexis Diaz & Elian Chali, visiting from Puerto Rico & Argentina respectively. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on this piece (covered here).

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Vibrant work by visiting Chilean artist Cekis. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on this piece (covered here).

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Vibrant work by visiting Italian Mauro 149. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post covering this and the other works from his visit (covered here).

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Work by Pichiavo.

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Work by NILS.

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Work from Odisy.

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Work from Gent 48 & Newso. This pair hit out one of our favourite works from the

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Work by The Lost Souls Crew, inspired by cartoon Samurai Pizza Cats and bringing an excellent work to the event, unsurprisingly as these guys never

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Work by Dan Kitchener, one of the festivals highlights for us here, interesting to see a grey-scale based work from Dank.

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Work by FPLO.

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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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Interesting work by visiting Australian artist Kyle Hughes Odgers in Brick Lane. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Work by Fats. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Lovable, but short-lived, work by Himbad in Brick Lane.

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Delightful work by visiting Chilean duo Un Kolor Distinto. You can view the post we did on this work and the six others this duo hit up whilst in London (covered here).

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Great work by Airborne Mark. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post (covered here).

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Work by visiting Russian artist Misha Most. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Brilliant work by Telmo Miel, 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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Work by visiting Polish artist Noriaki, who arrived  for some five days in August and in that time went on a manic frenzy of activity over East and North London, leaving his Watcher character in his wake. You can view the post we did on Noriaki’s visit (covered here).

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Work by Alo.

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Hyper-real surrealist work by visiting Argentinian artist Martin Ron in the Old Truman Brewery. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post (covered here).

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Work by visiting Argentinian artist Jiant in the Old Truman Brewery. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Magnificent work by Shok-1, always a treat to spy fresh work from this artist. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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

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Works by Dan Kitchener, both panels were painted with Posca Pens. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post (covered here).

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Work by Jane Mutiny & Frankie Strand in the Nomadic Community Gardens.

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Very interesting work by visiting Spanish artist Ampparito, 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).

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‘The Death of Ego’ by Pang & Christiaan Nagel. Another fantastic work from a period which saw a proliferation of excellent walls appearing around London. This work stands out mostly for the exceptional range of styles and mediums represented in the piece. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post (covered here).

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Work by Neoh, whose ballerina characters were to be sighted in various guises around the East End throughout the year.

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Work by Aero.

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Striking work by Mr Cenz. Our favourite work from his prolific output in 2015. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on this work (covered here).

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Delightful double image work by SAKI&Bitches, which marked her first street work for nearly two years.  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, who was over for theMoniker 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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Work by Kid Acne & Inkie in the Old Truman Brewery, for the Moniker Art Fair. You can view the post we did on the Moniker Art Fair (covered here).

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Delightful work by visiting French artist Clet Abraham. One of many that Clet Abraham hit up all over London, it was a real pleasure hunting down these pieces. You can view the post we did on his visit (covered here).

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Works by Zina, SAKI&Bitches, Amara Por Dios, Flesh 031, Himbad, Seeds One, The Real Dill, Captain Kris & Bill Daggs.

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‘Alive’ by Said Dokins as part of the MXUK 2015 tour, created as a touching tribute in order to mark the one year anniversary of the abduction and subsequent disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teacher’s college in the Mexican state of Guerrero. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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The Stunning ‘Queen of Neon’ by Dan Kitchener, 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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Great work by Artista & Annatomix. in the Nomadic Community Gardens, with a vibrant and fun piece inspired by Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’.  You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Excellent work by Jimmy C, 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 Misterpiro in the Old Truman Brewery. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Work by Otto Schade.

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Excellent work by Vibes. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on this work (covered here).

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Work by HNRX. You can view the post we did on HNRX’s visit and see some 7 more works from this trip in our post (covered here).

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Work by WRDSMTH & C3.

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