French artist C215's London Street Art Mural

This week saw French street artist Christian Guémy aka C215 make a return visit to London ahead of his inaugural London solo exhibition titled 'Back To Black' with East London gallery Stolen Space.

The exhibition saw a new collection of artworks from C215 spray-painted on an array of foraged and found materials,  and recycled objects such as old suitcases and metal tins.

According to Stolen Space, C215 has drawn inspiration from his travels and the cities of Europe for his Back To Black exhibition. The work he has produced for the show seeks to reflect upon the experiences he has been met with on his excursions.

C215 Shoreditch Street Art

Following the opening of C215's Back To Black exhibition, the artist took to the streets of East London to work on a new large scale London street art mural.

It is not the first time we have seen the French street artists stencil work on the London streets, Guémy has visited the city multiple times often leaving several smaller stencils pieces on walls and street furniture after each visit.

His last visit in January of last year saw him adding multiple new stencil works to the cities walls for street art fans and hunters to discover.  See the link below to see those artworks.

On this occasion, the artist was scaling up his work for what is probably the largest stencil work we have seen to date in London from the French artist. London has previously seen a large mural by C215, painted on the walls that run along the courtyard area of the Cargo nightclub and music venue in Shoreditch, well known to street art fans on account of the two London Banksy artworks spray-painted on the same wall.

While this wall was substantial in size, the mural was composed of a number of smaller stencil portrait artworks unlike this new mural pictured which is located in New North Place.

C215 - New London Street Art Mural

This beautiful multi-layered stencil artwork saw just one large scale portrait spray-painted on the wall.

French artist C215's London Street Art Mural

The completed London mural by C215 can be found on New North Place just of Scrutton Street.

C215's Back to Black exhibition runs at Stolen Space Gallery until the 2nd March 2014.
Stolen Space Gallery 17 Osborn Street, London E1 6TD

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