Mag Magrela Street Art in London
Over the past few weeks a number of distinctive murals from Brazilian artist Mag Magrela have appeared at various locations around London. Brought over by creative agency Pigment I was fortunate enough to meet her albeit briefly just before she returned to her native Brazil.
Magrela has produced four different murals each bearing her unique style. She draws orange coloured women who often appear to be in some distress. One of the murals shows a woman wearing a crown of thorns whilst another shows a woman sat atop a multi-eyed creature seemingly having fallen victim to an attack by arrows. Her style is not easy to describe, each piece is clearly unique with different details. According to the Pigment site “Her works express pain, suffering, the troubles of living in society, little daily barriers and feelings encrusted in our soul”. It is deep stuff and the product no doubt of a complex mind.
One of a wave of Brazilian artists to have visited London over recent months Magrela joins the likes of Alex Senna, Cranio and Bailon to have created a series of impressive street art murals in London. With Shoreditch in particular recognised worldwide as one of the premier places to showcase street art it is great to see the cream of Brazilian talent starting to really stamp their mark on the place.
Apparantely Magrela is thinking of returning in 2014 for another crack at the city and it would be great to see some more of her unique body of work.
1. The Red Market in Shoreditch
2. Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park
3. Bream Street on Fish Island
4. Scouler Street in Blackwall
For more information about the work of Magrela and Brazilian Art in London try:
Pigment – Representing emerging Brazilian Artists
Inspiring City – Interview with Mateus Bailon Brazil’s exciting street art talent
Inspiring City – Sleeping Street Art Giants from Brazil in Blackwall