New Artista Street Art In The Southbank Skate Park

Earlier today we here at London Calling Blog were fortunate enough to catch up with the prolific Artista, the Street Artist that just can’t be stopped of late, as she painted her freshest London work in the Southbank Skate Park, bringing the total of pieces placed up in London this year to an impressive 27 by our count. Ever one to think about the placing of her works, on this occasion Artista opted to have the central figure of a skateboard immersed in her trademark vibrant jungle scenes, taking stock of the principle activity undertook at this set of legal walls. Additionally there is a flowing river running through the work, which relates to the more dominant location factor of this site, namely the River Thames. Her upbeat and colourful creation certainly presents a stark contrast to the incredible number of chrome tags that dominate the walls in the skate park at current.

As is always the case with any great works you catch on legal walls like the Southbank Skate Park or near by Leake Street, one feels a little sad to think that such time and effort will result in such a short-lived presence for the piece, adversely it makes you feel even more fortunate to have been able to catch the piece in its intended glory before it rapidly disappears. So for anyone who hasn’t had the chance to see this work in the flesh, whether you are local or not, we hope you enjoy the snaps we got of the work below.

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Artista starting off her work.

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Artista at work.

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Artista at work.

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Artista at work.

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Artista at work.

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Artista at work.

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Artista at work.

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Artista at work.

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Artista at work.

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Artista at work.

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Artista at work adding the final outlines and highlights.

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Job done, Artista signs her newest work.

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The delightful and vibrant finished piece.

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Reflections Of Artista!

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