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

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