The ever changing walls of East London's Hanbury Street are getting a new lick of paint from French surrealist painter and street artist BAULT. We caught up with the artist this afternoon at work on his first mural as part of the residency with Unit 5 Gallery which will also see the opening of his debut UK solo exhibition titled 'TAR' later this week.
Originally from the Aveyron region in the South of France and currently a resident of Paris, BAULT began painting graffiti back in 1997. Having studied at École des Beaux-Arts d’Avignon before moving to the school of Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg where he began to build on his graffiti background, evolving his artworks and experimenting with video art, graphic design and illustration.
According to Unit 5 Gallery Bault plans to transform the gallery space for this his first London show with a huge variety of works created with a plethora of traditional and non-traditional materials.
Bault at work on his Hanbury Street mural today, we unfortunately had to leave before we could see the finished mural but stay tuned for images from the completed work soon.
UPDATE 13th October 2016
Bault has now finished his Hanbury Street Mural. See the finished pictures below.
Look out, he's behind you!!
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The completed mural by BAULT on Hanbury Street, London.
The exhibition will run at the space from the 13th October until 3rd November 2016.
Private View: 13th October 2016 at 7pm with drinks supplied by London Fields Brewery.
Location: Unit 5 Gallery, The Yard, Yorkton St (Dunloe St. Entrance) E2 8NH.
Nearest stations: Hoxton overground // Old Street and Bethnal Green underground.