It's been some time since we caught up with UK artist Phlegm (Previously on Hookedblog). The artist was one of 20+ international artists invited to this years edition of the Crystal Ship festival in Ostend, Belgium. Hookedblog were in town for a number of days covering the festival and some of you may have seen some of our posts featuring the work of stencil street artists C215 and Jaune. We were fortunate enough to spend some time watching Phlegm at work on this wonderful new mural, always a joy to watch the artists marking making.
London based street artist Fanakapan (Previously on Hookedblog) recently completed work on these double gates tucked away on a quiet side street along the Regents canal, away from the throngs of street art tours and the street art instagramarazzi who usually swarm around artists painting in popular street art hotspots in Shoreditch and Brick Lane. Fankapan has been painting this hidden little spot for some time now, refreshing the gates with new work on a regular basis, earlier works have included the 3D chrome octopus piece pictured below.
A little later than planned again as with our previous edition, but we have been travelling for a large portion of April covering both the Crystal Ship Festival (Previously on Hookedblog) in Ostend, Belgium and the first edition of the NuArt Aberdeen Festival (Previously on Hookedblog) in Scotland and as such have been a little short on time. But we started the year with the idea to share one of these Instagram photograph sections once a month and although we are half way through the month we still wanted to share our March selection as we know many of you are not using the Instagram platform.
Hookedblog has been on tour over the UK Bank holiday weekend and we found ourselves on our very first visit to Scotland attending the NuArt Aberdeen festival (Previously on Hookedblog). Since 2001 NuArt has staged the highly successful NuArt street art festival in their home town of Stavanger and the Aberdeen edition is the first time the team have staged the festival outside of Norway.
Hookedblog has been on tour again and this past weekend saw visit Scotland to bring you coverage from the very first edition of NuArt Aberdeen (Previously on Hookedblog). The team behind the highly successful Norwegian festival have been supported by business-led initiative Aberdeen Inspired and the Aberdeen city Council to stage the first edition of the street art festival in the U.K.
Brussels-based stencil artist Jaune (Previously on Hookedblog) is back for a second year at the Crystal Ship Festival(Previously on Hookedblog) which took place last week in the coastal town of Ostend, Belgium. The inaugural edition of the festival saw Hookedblog visit Ostend to cover the festival and it during this edition that we were first introduced to Jaune's work.
Following the success of their Stavanger editions, the team behind the internationally renowned Nuart Festival (Previously on Hookedblog) have invited 11 international street artists to bring a splash of colour to The Granite City over the Bank Holiday Easter weekend for their first UK edition, NuArt Aberdeen.
It would appear French street artist Fred le Chevalier has revisited London sometime in the last few days while we were away travelling. We have returned to London from Belgium to discover a number of small and medium-sized paste-up's from the Paris-based street artist dotted around Shoreditch, London.
Following his recent participation in the Subvert the city project last month UK based artist Eyesaw is once again working in the street. From what we can recall we last saw something from the artist in person back in 2012 when a number of subvertising artworks were installed on the street - the burger / King one on Hackney Road in London comes to mind.( We know we have a photo of this and will upload it once we find it!)
Hookedblog are now in Ostend on the Belgian coast for the second edition of the Crystal Ship Festival. All of the invited artists have now touched down are all busy at work on their murals and interventions right across the city. French stencil artist Christian Guémy aka C215 (Previously on Hookedblog) has already completed installing his series of his multi layered stenciled works on the city streets.
Earlier this week Hookedblog caught up with screen printing posse Fatherless in Hackney Wick’s Stour Space for a sneak peak of their upcoming London exhibition Alternative Facts opening Thursday 6th April 2017.
The coastal town of Oostende in Belgium has been making preparations for some of the worlds leading International and National street artists and muralist who have descend upon the city for the second edition of the Contemporary Art Festival The Crystal Ship.
São Paulo based street artist Alex Senna (Previously on Hookedblog) has been back in London for the last week. The South American artist is in town setting up for his upcoming solo show 'The Nada' at East London's Unit 5 Gallery which opens at the space Thursday 6th April.
A recent regular on the site London based artist AntCarver (Previously on Hookedblog) has been hitting the streets of East London of late with a some vibrant street art portrait pasteups the most recent of which we featured recently in this post 'Striking new street art by Ant Carver in Shoreditch, London'.
São Paulo street artist Alex Senna (Previously on Hookedblog) returned to London last week for a residency with East London based gallery Unit 5. The street artist know for his black and white murals is in town for a number of weeks and as part of his residency we will see him working on a number of outdoor murals as well as a body of new work which will be be presented in an exhibition at Unit5 Gallery.
North London based artist Dale Grimshaw returns to East London’s Hanbury Street to paint a magnificent new mural at this popular street art hotspot. It’s almost a year since we last caught up with Grimshaw, back when he painted a mural on the very same Hanbury Street wall back in March 2016 (Previously on Hookedblog).
Following a successful crowd fundraiser to cover the printing cost of their latest publication, Dog Section Press has now printed and released 'Advertising Shits In Your Head' (Strategies For Resistance), a short book about the world of subvertising. We previous mentioned the publication on the site back when they ran their crowdfunding campaign in October 2016 and having backed the project our copy of the publication has just arrived.
The first few months of 2017 continue to see a boom in street artists hitting East London with paste-ups. With Spring equinox just around the corner and our days slowing getting brighter we are starting to see more and more artists emerge from their studios after the winter months with buckets of glue and their posters be they hand painted, screen printed or digitally printed!
We have been a little short of time recently and this post is going up a little later than we had planned, but better late than never as they say. Hackney Wick based screenprinter and street artist Aida Wilde has been making some noise on the streets of late with her most recent street art works.
A little later than we planned but we have put together a selection of our most liked photographs in February by those of you following us on our Hookedblog Instagram account. The month was busy with many street artists emerging from their studios after a long winter and taking to the streets with new works. The end of February also saw us hit the big 10K, super amazing that we've now got 10,000 of the best Instagram followers! Thanks to everyone who is following and enjoying the content we share on this platform, it’s been a slow climb to this milestone number but we are happy that we have achieved this with quality content rather than taking shortcuts as so many other street art instagram accounts have done, using bots and apps to inflate their number count with fake followers - but that subject is a whole other blog post in itself.
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São Paulo street artist Alex Senna (Previously on Hookedblog) returned to London last week for a residency with East London based gallery...
Following his recent participation in the Subvert the city project last month UK based artist Eyesaw is once again working in the street....
São Paulo based street artist Alex Senna (Previously on Hookedblog) has been back in London for the last week. The South American artist ...
Hookedblog has been on tour again and this past weekend saw visit Scotland to bring you coverage from the very first edition of NuArt Ab...
Earlier this week Hookedblog caught up with screen printing posse Fatherless in Hackney Wick’s Stour Space for a sneak peak of their upcom...