For the past five years, Steve from London Calling has organised more than 300 murals all around the districts of Penge, Sydenham and Forest Hill in South London. Zabou was happy to to finally take part in this amazing outdoor gallery.
The mural she created for this project focuses on our addiction to smartphones. It shows a woman (model: Angela) with bowed head, staring at her screen, her boyfriend’s arm around her shoulder. A sight that’s very common in everyone’s daily lives. It has become so easy to spend hours on our phones scrolling down infinitely, watching or reading content we never intended to, craving the likes of social media and becoming more addicted while disconnecting ourselves with those and things around us.
Thanks to Steve, Faye, Bill & Jane the building owners, and Angela the model.
“Modern-Day Addiction” – Zabou – 10x8m – London, UK – 2020
Photo credit: Zabou
Work in progress:
Photo credit: Ldn Calling Blog