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

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