Hong Kong based illustrator and street artist Caratoes has been in London the last few weeks on an extended visit to the city. We were first introduced to her work last year when we met the artist at the MURAL festival in Montreal, Canada. Caratoes was one of a number of artists visiting the city ahead of the exhibition XX: A Moment in Time, a group exhibition currently taking place at the Saatchi Gallery.
Taking over the Prints & Originals Gallery space at Saatchi Gallery, the show has been curated by Olly Walker of Olly Studios with support from Yasha Young of Urban Nation Berlin and consists of works from a selection of emerging and established female street and urban artists from around the globe, many of whom are exhibiting in the UK for the first time.
The artists featured in the exhibition include Aiko (Japan/USA)(Previously on Hookedblog), Alice Pasquini (Italy)(Previously on Hookedblog), Caratoes (Belgium/Hong Kong), Crajes (Spain), Elle (USA)(Previously on Hookedblog), Faith 47 (South Africa)(Previously on Hookedblog), Handiedan (Netherlands), Hera (Germany), Hueman (USA), Lora Zombie (Russia), Madamoiselle Maurice (France), Marina Zumi (Argentina), Martha Cooper (USA), Mimi S (Germany), Miss Van (France)(Previously on Hookedblog), Olek (Poland)(Previously on Hookedblog), Sandra Chevrier (Canada), Vexta (Australia) and Zabou (France).
As with a number of the other visiting artists in the show such as ELLE (Previously on Hookedblog) and Alice Pasquini (Previously on Hookedblog), Caratoes too made the most of her London visit taking to the streets to paint two large scale murals, one painted on Sclater Street and a second larger mural located on Kingsland Road close to Hagerstown Overground Station and pictured here.
Some of Caratoes' gallery work for the XX: A Moment in Time are on view in West London as part of the exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery which has now been extended until the 9th March 2016, be sure to stop by and check out the collection of works.
Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London,SW3 4RY.
Nearest Tube Station is Sloan Square.