Zabou returned to Penge in South London to paint her last mural of the year: a portrait of Gordon Gibbens. Gordon was an unstoppable photographer who took pictures of street art and graffiti all over London and beyond, for almost two decades. In 2012, he was diagnosed with cancer, at the age of 81. […]
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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. […]
LONDON MURAL FEST
The London Mural Fest was the first mural festival of its scale to take place across the city during the last few weeks; it brought together about 70+ new artworks. Zabou painted a wall in Tottenham depicting a couple looking tenderly at each other behind a window, their hands leaning on the glass. The […]
SOMETHING ABOUT MOTHERHOOD
Zabou took part in the 6th edition of ‘Ceci N’est Pas Un Tag’, a street art festival taking place in Saint-Quentin, France. The artist painted a mural of a young mother tenderly holding her newborn baby. The models for this project are singer Eva Lazarus with her son Kobe. There are a lot of […]
Earlier this summer, Zabou painted a portrait of the iconic British actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn in Brick Lane, London. The portrait is inspired by an amazing photograph taken by Yousuf Karsh in 1960. The artwork depicts Audrey Hepburn looking down, peaceful with a hint of nostalgia, while holding a few tulips. Years ago, a […]
The small village of Penelles in Spain is a beautiful and surprising outdoor gallery, now filled with more than 100 murals (for 400 inhabitants!). The organisers of Gargar Festival invited me to take part in this year’s edition, which took place with less artists over a few weeks in August. I painted a portrait […]
ABBE PIERRE IN EMMAUS
“Last year I painted the portrait of the founder of Emmaüs, Abbé Pierre, at the charity’s branch in Saumur, France. The mural was damaged during a storm this winter so I repainted it again. Abbé Pierre was a priest who fought all his life for social justice and solidarity, against exclusion and poverty. The […]
NO LOOKING BACK
“I recently travelled to the Puglia region in Southern Italy to paint in the small city of Stornara, for the third edition of ‘Stramurales’ Festival. During the last few months, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced many people to move, relocate, find a new home and leave another one behind – while borders were shut […]