Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz has spent the best part of the past week in just the one place! Seemingly rooted to the spot he has produced an epic work over the past 8 days on Hanbury Street in London.
One of the most popular places for street art in the capital Diaz, who goes by the name La Pandilla, has produced an epic, intricate work featuring the head of an elephant coming out of the wall with it’s trunk turning into the tentacles of an Octopus.
It’s an amazingly detailed piece of work using tiny brushes to create a mesh of detail. Many a picture has been taken of it’s progress as the week has gone by and the mural has slowly appeared against the backdrop of the hottest summer in years.
There’s no doubt that La Pandilla has talent and what a treat it’s been to see his work appear on the streets of London.
For more on the Hanbury Street Elephant try:
Hookedblog – Alexis Diaz mural in progress
Facebook – La Pandilla Fan Page
For more Inspiring City posts featuring work on Hanbury Street try:
DALeast Street Art in London
Bom.K and Liliwen paint Hanbury Street
A Street Art Tour of Brick Lane
Hanbury Street Make Over
Very cool to see the evolution of this piece as I just saw it finished.
Thanks 🙂 It’s one of my favourites at the moment, the detail is amazing
This is an amazing piece, which has obviously stood the test of time. Do you know if this piece was a commission or not, and if so whom by? Thanks in advance 🙂 ..
Hi Charlotte the work was by the Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz when he visited london in 2013. The work wasn’t commissioned as such but the wall would have been sourced for him so that he had something to paint when he came over.
Ah brilliant! Thank’s for your help 🙂
This is an amazing piece, which has obviously stood the test of time. Do you know if this piece was a commission or not? And if so, by whom? Thanks in advance 🙂 ..