Belgian street artist Joachim's solo show in London



Late last year back in October while on a trip to Belgium, we spent a few days cycling around the city of Antwerp discovering some of the cities street art. One of those days spent in Antwerp we managed to catch up with Tim Marschang who is behind Street Art Antwerp website and a co-founder of the Street Art Cities app.

Running street art tours in Antwerp too makes Tim an expert on what’s happening in the city and he was a perfect guide to show us some of the more hidden street art works dotted across Antwerp.

One of the local street artists whose colourful works we were shown by Tim while biking around was that of Antwerp street artist Joachim.

We had previously seen one of the artist’s black and white mural pieces here in London next to Hoxton Overground Station and on this Antwerp trip we were introduced to some of the artist vibrant full colour murals as well as some of his collaborative murals including the piece pictured below which he painted with artist Nils Westergard.

Joachim Mural. Street Art Antwerp. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney

Collaborative mural in Antwerp, Belgium by artists Joachim and Nils. — Photographed October 2017.

Belgian street artist Joachim's solo show in London. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney

Joachim has returned to London, on this occasion bringing his colourful works in from the streets into a gallery space in the Old Truman Brewery in East London. Following on from his sell out show last year at Huberty & Breyne Gallery, Brussels, ‘Born To Paint’ is the artists debut London solo show.

Taking it’s title from his overwhelming passion to paint, Joachim comments about his non-stop desire to paint and create... "Every second of the day I'm creating art, even if I'm not doing it ... I dream about it! You could even say that other commitments, such as buying food or paying bills, things that other people find normal, slows me down... if it was up to me I would never eat again... art is what I was born to do!".

We stopped over to the pop-up space over the weekend to visit the exhibition curated by by Rosh Boroumand co-founder Graffitistreet as well as catch up with the artist. Have a look at the photos we took at the space and be sure to stop by the exhibition which runs until the 10th March.

Belgian street artist Joachim's solo show in London. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney

Detail from one of the works on show at the Born to Paint Exhibition from Joachim.

Belgian street artist Joachim's solo show in London. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney

Belgian street artist Joachim's solo show in London. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney

Close up detail from one of the works on show at the Born to Paint Exhibition from Joachim.

Belgian street artist Joachim's solo show in London. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney

Belgian street artist Joachim's solo show in London. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney



Belgian street artist Joachim's solo show in London. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney

The London solo show by Joachim ‘Born to Paint‘ has been curated by Rosh Boroumand co-founder of online gallery Graffitistreet.

Belgian street artist Joachim's solo show in London. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney

Belgian street artist Joachim's solo show in London. Photo ©Hookedblog / Mark Rigney

Visitor Information

Open daily until Saturday 10th March, 10:00-18.30.
Location: Unit 11 Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Nearest London Underground Station: Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street

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