‘Urban and Iconic’ Exhibition under the Hoxton Arches in London

The Urban and Iconic show held between 5th and 10th September under the Hoxton Arches always promised to be a good one given the list of quality artists on display.

The likes of Otto Shade, Pins, Cityzen Kane, Pegasus, Tank Petrol and Mr Cenz were on display alongside a number of other artists whose work I’d not yet come across such as Max Zorn and his remarkable images made out of masking tape.

I was lucky enough to be shown around the show by Zabou, herself a friend of this very blog and also an artist on display. I’d not met up with Zabou since interviewing her a couple of months ago. She’s been busy, popping over to Croatia to paint a mural over there before returning to the day job as a graphic designer and preparing for shows like this one.

The Hoxton Arches themselves, opposite Hoxton Station, are the perfect setting for a pop-up show such as this. Spacious and light, they have the extra atmosphere generated by the dome shaped interior and restored brickwork from what would no doubt have been storage areas or workshops for the railway back in the day. Outside in the yard is another treat, murals from Sweet Toof, RUN and Stik were a real suprise to see especially considering the quality of them all, packed as they are in a tiny yard at the back.

So below a few shots from the show, shame it didn’t run for longer.

Zabou's Surveillance is part of a series of satirical images and observations on society
Zabou’s Surveillance is part of a series of satirical images and observations on society
Kurt Cobains daughter by Zabou, rumour has it, this image may be appearing on a wall sometime soon.  Cool if it did
Kurt Cobains daughter by Zabou, rumour has it, this image may be appearing on a wall sometime soon. Cool if it did
Otto Schade is an incredible talent and I even got to meet the man himself
Otto Schade is an incredible talent and I even got to meet the man himself
Mr Cenz painted this dynamic portrait
Mr Cenz painted this dynamic portrait
Max Zorn creates his work using packing tape
Max Zorn creates his work using packing tape
Believe it or not, all these pictures have been made from cut up packing tape
Believe it or not, all these pictures have been made from cut up packing tape
Pegasus is an artist I'm growing to like.  Here he merges mutiple icons together to create his canvases
Pegasus is an artist I’m growing to like. Here he merges mutiple icons together to create his canvases
Wonder Woman and Angelina Jolie by Pegasus
Wonder Woman and Angelina Jolie by Pegasus
Cityzen Kane is known for the detail on his street sculptures.
Cityzen Kane is known for the detail on his street sculptures.
Cityzen kane produces lots of alien type creatures and tends to stick them to walls.  They don't last long and you can see why, the quality and detail is remarkable
Cityzen kane produces lots of alien type creatures and tends to stick them to walls. They don’t last long and you can see why, the quality and detail is remarkable
Tank Petrol also exhibited at the show
Tank Petrol also exhibited at the show
Pins has become known for his 'Lipweed' dotted around shutters in the East End and also here.
Pins has become known for his ‘Lipweed’ dotted around shutters in the East End and also here.
The man himself outside the gallery on a piece of Lipweed he's drawn on a nearby wall
The man himself outside the gallery on a piece of Lipweed he’s drawn on a nearby wall
Outside in the yard works from Stik and Sweet Toof can be seen
Outside in the yard works from Stik and Sweet Toof can be seen
Classic Sweet Toof in the yard
Classic Sweet Toof in the yard
Mural from RUN as seen through the door leading into the yard
Mural from RUN as seen through the door leading into the yard
A closer view of the RUN mural in the yard
A closer view of the RUN mural in the yard
The yard is a treat and packed full of quality art
The yard is a treat and packed full of quality art
The view from the Hoxton railway station just over the road from the Hoxton Arches and featuring a quality Mighty Mo monkey
The view from the Hoxton railway station just over the road from the Hoxton Arches and featuring a quality Mighty Mo monkey
The show ran from 5th to 10th September at the Hoxton Arches
The show ran from 5th to 10th September at the Hoxton Arches

4 Comments

  1. Wowwwwwwwww some great stuff here!! I wish I lived closer to LOndAn…. It seems toooo be one large stage in the east end for street art.. At least it saves on shoe leather..

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