Fanakapan debrand/ rebrand Mural in London, UK

Fanakapan debrand/ rebrand Mural in London, UK. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney

Earlier this month while taking a quick walk around Hookedblog ran into London street artist Fanakapan. We last caught up with the artist over the Christmas season when Fanakapan painted not one but two murals at a time when most are winding down and taking a break for the holiday seasons.

Both of those new works were featured on the blog in separate blogs posts. Fanakapan's festive themed reindeer mural has now been painted over but his second larger mural titled 'Follow The Leader' is still visible on Hanbury Street just off East London's famous Brick Lane.

Painted over two days Fanakapan repainted the double gates along the Regents canal on Canal Walk in East London. This location has been painted by the artist on a number of previous occasions some of which we have managed to photograph, other we have unfortunatly missed.

Previously the gates at this location have featured a Festive Reindeer, Snoopy with his sidekick Woodstock painted as a helium balloon in a piece titled 'Woodstock Got High', a neochrome octopuss, a halloween  pumpkin and a 3D chrome smile face.

Fanakapan debrand/ rebrand Mural in London, UK. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney

Fanakapan at work on his debrand/ rebrand Mural in London. February 2018.

Fanakapan debrand/ rebrand Mural in London, UK. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney

Fanakapan debrand/ rebrand Mural

For the recent mural Fanakapan has continued with his helium ballon series that he has perfected so well. With Valentine’s Day falling at the start of the month, Fanakapan picked up a LOVE helium ballon at his local supermarket.

Using some spirits to remove the printed graphics from the love heart shaped helium ballon Fanakapan then painted the clear transparent ballon with some spray painted smiley faces before photographing the repainted ballon to use as a reference for his piece.

Having more than mastered his technique for painting chrome helium balloons and objects with spray paint, Fanakapan has applied this skills to the latest piece giving the clear love heart shaped ballon a three dimensional quality so realistic it looks as if the oversized ballon is about to float off into the sky above.

Fanakapan debrand/ rebrand Mural in London, UK. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney

The completed mural located along regents canal on Canal street and the artist has titled the mural debrand/ rebrand. Should you plan and visiting the mural in person don’t miss the other mural by Fanakapan further along the street featuring one of the artist Neochrome Skulls!

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Related Stories:
Fanakapan's Helium 'Elephants' Mural in Brick Lane
What Happens When a Toad, Snake and Bird get together
Distraction, Destruction and Power Tools Mural by Fanakapan.

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