Last Friday we here at London Calling Blog were fortunate enough to get the chance to spend the day with one of our absolute favourite artists Dan Kitchener painting his latest ‘Liquid Lights’ scene in Tufnell Park, Islington.
The scene is based on photographs taken by Dank on his travels and represents a scene from the Shinjuku region of Tokyo. In all this piece took Dank some six hours or so to complete and was a real pleasure to watch come to life. Meticulous in his work Dank 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 manner. 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.This piece has so much depth to it, with the scene just flowing into the wall it adorns, so thatwhen you stand across the street from the work, it appears as if you could cross the road and step into the neon world of this city on the other side of the planet. This delightful work can be found in Junction Road and was put up with support from The Real Art Of Street Art.
Dan Kitchener at work, having laid down the first initial layers of colour.
Dan Kitchener at work, with the piece really starting to come together by this stage.
One admiring motorist was so impressed he couldn’t resist pulling over to get a closer look.
Dan Kitchener adding the very final touches to the piece.
The stunning finished piece.
This section is our favourite part of the work, the colours just flow so naturally together, very much an absorbing focus point you can lose yourself in.
This girl is the focus point for the entire scene, everything revolving around her. We also delighted to learn that the yellow lettering above her head spells ‘Dank’ in Japanese.