One of the things we here at London Calling Blog are most grateful for from 2015 is the access the Jealous Gallery have afforded us in order to pop by, witness and document the monthly changing works on their rooftop feature wall as part of the ongoing Jealous Rooftop Mural Project. Seeing as for the most part these are works not seen by most people touring Shoreditch and that we have been fortunate enough to see all the walls from 2015, we thought we would share with you all the many great pieces that have been created up on the roof. Additionally we would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at the Jealous Gallery who have so courteously allowed us such access to this superb perpetually improving project throughout the last year, we look forward to seeing the continuation of the great work from the Jealous Gallery and look forward to sharing with you.
From 2014 but heralding the new year on the Jealous Rooftop was this superb work from Dan Kitchener.
Collaboration from Ben Slow & Carl Cashman. The portrait aspect is by Ben Slow in his typical black and white fashion and the delightful background is by Carl Cashman, making for an interesting combination of portraiture and geometry. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).
Work by Attai with one of his trademark Birdhouse based compositions. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).
‘What Your Soul Sounds Like’ by Shok-1, depicting a graphic equalizer comprising his trademark X-Ray elements in what he dubs ‘Aerosol X-Ray’. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).
Work from Soda, with 3D abstract Graffiti. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).
‘The Sexy Ones‘ by Otto Schade, which was created using a mixture of stencil and spray paint techniques, making for an interesting background to his feature stencil based characters. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).
Work by illustrator Stephen Smith, who works under the name Neasden Control Centre and works in illustrations and hand drawn typography. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).
Work from Adam Bridgland constructed a pair of larger-than-life cartoon eyes gazing upon the numerous redevelopments occurring around the City of London/Shoreditch area, with parts of London’s old East End swallowed up in the process, this artwork plays witness to these events. Over the month this week was up, the artist gradually painted the eyes closed, as if signalling the end of the story and events with which this work gazed upon. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).
Work from Ant Carver, who hit out a delightful pair of colourful portraits set to a background comprising a colourful undercoat which matches the fill in the portraits, but has been whitewashed over in a loose manner in order to make the colour in the faces really standout and contrast with the black outlines and hair colouring. This is our favourite wall from a year up on the Jealous Gallery roof. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).
Detail of work by Ant Carver.
Detail of work by Ant Carver.
Work from Katy Bink, a print maker who focuses on abstract designs, which is what she did on the Jealous Rooftop, with this bold and colourful minimalist abstract design. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).
Work from Toasters, a collective of three artists setting to bring their now iconic imagery to platforms around the world since 1999, in the form of stickers, posters, stencils and on banners. Sixteen years since its first incarnation, it is really impressive how these artists continue to present their iconic logo, which mimics the concept of logos of major global corporations, in its original pure form and increasingly abstract incarnations. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).
Work by Toasters.
Work by Fiona Grady, who through her work sets to construct large site-responsive drawings on walls and floors through the projection of sequences of dispersing geometric shapes which expand in proportion or direction. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).
Work by Supermundane who created this bright and abstract design, which is defined by the distinctive use of colour and lines in a simple design. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).