Last week saw Argentinian born, but Brazilian based, Street Artist Marina Zumi make her second visit to London for 2016, with her first visit in February (covered here), in order to paint a beautiful and striking piece for the charity Unicef. Painting for Unicef the world’s leading organisation for children in over 190 countries, this work was put up as part of their current campaign to raise funds in support for kids in Syria. The stunning and soulful piece painted by Marina Zumi features 300 Eurasian Cranes set amid a mountain scene, with the majority of the cranes set travelling on their journey, whilst a few are left behind without their fellow family members in the waters at the forefront of her scene.
Her work has certainly left a lasting impression on us with her ethereal images depicting warm and striking scenes of natural beauty. Often focusing on a minimalist setting and a restricted colour palette her characters and scenes are so soft yet at the same time so cleanly constructed, offering such a sense of depth and wonderment, however for us her works are primarily defined by her beautiful shades and fades in her work. This work unfortunately is already gone as the Shoreditch Art Wall will get a fresh advert painted on the wall today.