On the DLR running from Poplar to Beckton have a look out the window on the left hand side as you pass between Blackwall and East India Dock stations. There nestled on Scouler Street, a little side road next to a car park close to the overpass for the Blackwall Tunnel, lay three huge sleeping figures, each created by a different Brazilian street artist.
Cranio, Alex Senna and Mag Magrela have each produced a sleeping giant onto the corrogated iron boundary fence of a bike shop. Visible from the DLR line they each lay side by side all in the instantly recognisable styles of their creators.
Brought together by Creative Agency Pigment, their goal is to represent emerging Brazilian artists and to help them to improve their profile worldwide. It’s certinaly working. Cranio is visiting London for the second time having already made an impact in his first visit with his distinctive blue people who are constantly being seduced by the glories of the modern world. Alex Senna’s work has been popping up all over the place with his distinctive black and white style and cheeky tweeting love birds. Mag Magrela meanwhile is so far new to the London scene but with her orange sleeping giant adding to a recent piece on Bream Street she has no doubt begun to amass a body of work which will soon become known in it’s own right due to her unique style.
So starting with Senna’s Giant, moving to Magrela’s and finishing with Cranio’s here are some pictures of the Brazilian Sleeping Giants of Blackwall.
The sleeping giants are located on Scouler Street which is just a short walk from the Blackwall DLR station. The artists are represented by Pigment who promote Brazilian art and artists in Europe.
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