Sleeping Street Art Giants from Brazil by the Blackwall DLR

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.

Sleeping giant from Alex Senna as seen from the platform of the Blackwall DLR

Sleeping giant from Alex Senna as seen from the platform of the Blackwall DLR

Senna's moustache sporting giant

Senna’s moustache sporting giant

Senna's Giant

Senna’s Giant

Senna's birds feature on all his work

Senna’s birds feature on all his work

 Senna's Signature

Senna’s Signature

Mag Margrela is new to the London scene and has a distinctive style

Mag Margrela is new to the London scene and has a distinctive style

Magrela has an interested style often portraying women

Magrela has an interested style often portraying women

I spotted a few spots of orange on a lamposts

I spotted a few spots of orange on a lamposts

Magrela's figures are joined together by strong

Magrala’s art is inspired by the pain, suffering and troubles of living in today’s society.

Mag Magrela Signature

Mag Magrela Signature

Cranio is perhaps the most recognisable of the three

Cranio is perhaps the most recognisable of the three

In his second visit to London the artist has been prolific so far

In his second visit to London the artist has been prolific so far

Sleeping Giant from afar

Sleeping Giant from afar

Cranio's figures are inspired by native Brazilian people

Cranio’s figures are inspired by native Brazilian people

The three giants laying side by side

The three giants laying side by side

All three giants can be seen from the Blackwall DLR and are just a short walk away

All three giants can be seen from the Blackwall DLR and are just a short walk away

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.

For any more Inspiring City posts featuring Brazilian and Latin American Art try:

Interview with Mateus Bailon Brazil’s new street art talent
Interview with Argentine Martin Ron as he paints the Village Underground wall