Top International Street Artists MadC, Reka and ROA transform Chance Street in London

Chance Street in Shoreditch has been transformed over the past few months with two significant murals adding to the already dominant hedgehog left by Belgian artist ROA in 2012.

Just across the street from Shoreditch High Street station the road has always been a great spot for street art but the murals left over the past few months have really made it stand out from the crowd.

Australia’s Reka and Germany’s MadC have created two marvellously intricate pieces turning one side of the street into an incredible explosion of art. Add to the mix the afore mentioned ROA with his well loved Hedgehog and suddenly Chance Street has become home to three of the biggest names in international street art.

It’s an impressive place to visit and for such a small street it really packs a punch in terms of the art it offers. I visited on a wet and windy day in August to take some snaps, despite the weather it was worth the effort to see some of the best street art around at the moment.

The colours are vibrant and the windows really stand out.

The colours are vibrant and the windows really stand out.

The German artist paints all over the world and you can see why

The German artist paints all over the world and you can see why

This time the door has been included in the paint job

This time the door has been included in the paint job

Anyone who knows Chance Street will recognise the random shoes that hang on the telephone wires above

Anyone who knows Chance Street will recognise the random shoes that hang on the telephone wires above

MadC's huge mural dominates the street

MadC’s huge mural dominates the street

MadC's signature

MadC’s signature

Reka's mural is on the corner of one of the buildings on the street

Reka’s mural is on the corner of one of the buildings on the street

Walking up the street with a pink umbrella

Walking up the street with a pink umbrella

Spain's Francisco de Pajaro had already left his mark on these double yellow lines

Spain’s Francisco de Pajaro had already left his mark on these double yellow lines

Reka's mural on Chance Street

Reka’s mural on Chance Street is called ‘Fallen Angel’

Reka is one of Australia's best known artists

Reka is one of Australia’s best known artists

The mural covers the entire corner of the building

The mural covers the entire corner of the building

He makes good use of the window here

He makes good use of the window here

Both murals together from Reka and MadC

Both murals together from Reka and MadC

Reka's mural finishes and MadC's begins

Reka’s mural finishes and MadC’s begins

Reka's Signature

Reka’s Signature

ROA's Hedgehog has been here since early 2012

ROA’s Hedgehog has been here since early 2012

Despite being tagged many times it always seems to make it back to top condition

Despite being tagged many times it always seems to make it back to top condition

The ROA with Shoreditch High Street station and a Christiaan Nagal mushroom in the background

The ROA with Shoreditch High Street station and a Christiaan Nagal mushroom in the background

Looking up Chance Street from Bethnal Green Road.  Reka's Fallen Angel can be seen with the MadC piece beyond

Looking up Chance Street from Bethnal Green Road. Reka’s Fallen Angel can be seen with the MadC piece beyond

Update – 14th September 2013. I noticed a little addition to the random shoes hanging on telephone wires high above Chance Street. A strange little fish seems to have appeared, the product apparantly of Pablo Delgado more usually known for this minature paste ups. A nice little addition I thought.

Pablo Delgados fish has been added to the shoes

Pablo Delgados fish has been added to the shoes

For more information about the artists featured in this post try:

RekaOne Blog – Fallen Angel
HookedBlog – MadC’s Stunning new mural in London
HookedBlog – ROA’s New Hedgehog Mural in Shoreditch

For more Inspiring City posts featuring the artists mentioned in this article try:

The Outdoor Street Art Gallery of Dulwich
Where to find ROA Art in London