I’m pleased to announce that on Saturday 7th December 2013, French TV Channel ‘France 5′ has broadcasted a documentary about ‘London by night’ where I made a short appearance. The video (below) features myself painting in East London in Chance Street and along Regent’s Canal with street artist Sr.X.
Echappées Belles ‘Londres de nuit’ – France 5 – December 7th, 2013 – By Ivan Frohberg
‘The Tiger’ is a very colourful piece that represents a tiger inspired by traditional asian art. It was painted on Hackney Road in London (at the corner with Cremer Street) and will remain on this site for a few weeks. Thanks to Art Under the Hood for lending the panels and street artist Sr.X for helping painting.
This Sunday I painted a tribute piece to Nelson Mandela in Acton Town (West London). The mural is around 4,5m long and features a large stencil of Mandela raising his fist, the South African flag in the background as well as the wording ‘Dream. Fight.’
The project is supported by the Acton Community Forum which help street artists having permission to paint walls on social estates. I would like to thank them as well as to artist Sr.X (featured below) for helping out.
Title: ‘Dream. Fight. (Tribute to Mandela)’ // Made with: Spray paint, Stencils // Acton, London, 2013
Two small stencils for Halloween featuring a pug dog dressed up as a pumpkin and a grumpy cat dressed up as a vampire. The duo was painted at night in Chance Street (London) as part of a documentary for French TV Channel ‘France5′ (picture below).
Very proud of this collaboration with the very talented street artist Sr.X. Our styles and techniques are different but actually work very well together.
The piece was painted along Regent’s Canal in London, a famous spot for graffiti artists since the 80′s. It was filmed by a crew of journalists from France 5 (one of the French’s national main TV channels) for a documentary about ‘London by Night’ to be broadcasted on the 7th of December.
Red Pepper is an independent ‘red, green and radical’ magazine based in the United Kingdom. Their issue n°192 (October-November 2013) was all about surveillance in our modern society. The issue features two photos of my stencils, see below.
Photography credit: 1st picture ‘Catch me if you can’ – Darren Perry 2013
After the success of my first GTA parody featuring the Pope, I’ve decided to draw a new illustration about Hollywood using one of the official posters of the game. You will recognise Miley Cyrus in one of her latest ‘performance’ at the VMA, she gives us a pretty good idea of what the star system can do to a anyone.
From the 5th to 10th September took place in East London: ‘Urban & Iconic: The World of Street Art’, a street art group show. I was exhibiting 3 canvases and 4 Giclée prints in the second room of the gallery, among twelve other artists. About 250 people joined the opening of the exhibition, and many visitors came all along the week, making the show a great success. Find below a few pictures of the event.
Urban Art International and Mitchell Stock Photos present Urban & Iconic – The World of Street Art Gallery who are representing some of the most unique Urban Artists on the scene today, such as: Otto Schade, Max Zorn, Tank Petrol, SF80, James Bourbon, Pins, Cityzenkane, Pegasus, Zabou, Mr Cenz, Tizer One and Pins.
The Orbital Festival and Brompton World Championship took place on the 27th and 28th July in Goodwood Motor Circuit (Chichester, United Kingdom).
I worked with Brompton Ltd, a London-based folding bicycle designer, to create an art installation during the event. We asked Brompton riders from all over the world to send their photo (posing with their bike). I selected 6 of them and painted the portraits for two days, the artworks are now hang in the Brompton factory in London.
One of the persons who was selected to be stencilised happened to be at the event. Meeting him and seeing how happy he was about his portrait was the best moment of the week end.
Title: ‘Brompton Riders Portraits’ // Made with: Paint, Spray cans, Stencils // Chichester, United Kingdom, 2013
This summer I was invited to take part in the Kunstbunker art and music festival in Duga Resa, Croatia. I stayed a week in this lovely and very green little town to cut a stencil and paint a 3 meters high piece.
The design featured French actress Marion Cotillard surrounded by a decor inspired by Art Nouveau style.
Title: ‘Marion’ // Made with: Paint, Spray cans, Stencils // Duga Resa, Croatia, 2013
Interview for Croatian channel TV4R:
Other street art from the previous years: Sr.X – Btoy – Uri
Just painted a 5 meters long piece of art on the front of Dalston Social, a venue located in the main high street in Dalston. The piece celebrates the atmosphere of this trendy and lively area, and it’s inspired by its people, buildings and stations.
Title: ‘Dalston’ // Made with: Spray cans, Stencils // Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London, 2013
9:00am. Wakey wakey. Got up, put my (newly painted) shoes on, picked up few spray cans and walked towards Dalston Junction to meet Kef! and Pegasus. I met both of them during a street art exhibition last September, and since I’ve been hanging out with them (and collaborating).
We invaded my usual spot (a car pak in Hartwell Street) and painted next to each other.
From left to right: Kef! and Pegasus.
Me and Pegasus in front of my piece.
Kef! finishing his ‘abstract figure’.
Pegasus posing in front of his stencil work ‘Annie Lennox’
New graffiti on a unusual spot: Parland Walk, a path in the nature reserve near Finsbury Park (in North London). I jumped on my bike with on my back two rolled stencils of my CCTV men. It was difficult to work on this irregular brick wall and I forgot my gloves (so I had to tape my hand!). I wanted to play around by writing ‘Catch me if you can’ between these icons of the surveillance society.
Good afternoon painting in Waterloo tunnel to avoid the British rainy weather. This is the biggest stencil I’ve done so far (5m long on 1,7m high!), and it was quite a challenge to draw from the original design to this scale.
I like the sharpness and neatness of the piece contrasting with the wild graffiti jungle all around.