Street Artists unite in Shoreditch for Meeting of Styles, the biggest Street Art event of the year

The worldwide phenomenon that is the Meeting of Styles returned to London this weekend for what is now it’s fifth year.

Curated by End of the Line, the Rockwell House based artistic outfit managed to assemble a huge array of artistic talent and a whole array of walls from around the Shoreditch area of the city.

Taking place over the weekend of 5th and 6th June 2014, the main focus of activity was around the Brick Lane area with Pedley Street, Sclater Street, Braithwaite Street, Whitby Street, Chance Street, Hewett Street and New Inn Yard all receiving makeovers.

The event was an outdoor art extravaganza with artists from all kinds of backgrounds just doing what they do best.  Highlights for me included the Lost Souls crew combining on a typically fun mural on Sclater Street; Louis Masai painting an Orangutan on Pedley; Gent, Vibes and a whole host of others sharing a cherry picker to paint a huge mural close to the railway;  Zina going blue on Chance Street; Dan Kitchener going big next to Inkie on New Inn Yard, an epic mural on Whitby Street and of course being able to discover a whole host of new artistic talent.

So for this post I’ve pounded the streets of Shoreditch over the past couple of days and visited all the spots picking out some of my favourites. Be warned there’s a lot of pics but then there were a lot of walls and a lot of artists on this the biggest street art weekend of the year so far.

Louis Masai paints an Orangutan on Pedley Street

Louis Masai

Louis Masai was one of the artists in action on the day

Louis Masai Orangutan

This time Masai decided to draw an Orangutan

Just finishing off the mural on the second day

Just finishing off the mural on the second day

Vibes, Gent and others paint a huge wall further down on Pedley Street

The giant wall on Pedley Street through the undergrowth

Further down on Pedley Street this particular giant wall hasn’t been painted for a long while

Gent on the giant Pedley Street wall

Gent art on the giant Pedley Street wall

Vibes at work on Pedley Street

Vibes at work on the wall

Photographing Vibes on Pedley Street

Photographing Vibes on Pedley Street

Work from Soker reflected in the puddle

Work from Soker reflected in the puddle

The giant wall as seen on day two

The giant wall as seen on day two

Painting on the second day

Painting on the second day

The wall and the grounds around it, played host to a big party

The wall and the grounds around it, played host to a big party

In a waste bit of ground close to Allen Gardens on Pedley Street

Unknown on Pedley Street

Crimean on Pedley Street

A painted chair on Pedley Street

A painted chair on the waste ground

Mr Cenz on Pedley Street

Mr Cenz was one of the first to finish

Core 246 on Pedley Street

Core 246

The walls of Pedley Street through the undergrowth

The walls of Pedley Street through the undergrowth

The Lost Souls Crew bust some moves on Scalter Street

Squirl on Sclater Street

Squirl takes teh left hand side of their latest mural

Si Mitchell on Sclater Street

Si Mitchell is next to him

SPzerp76 on Scalter Street

SPzero76 adds his trademark skull character

Captain Kris hard at it on Sclater Street

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The finished Lost Souls mural

The finished Lost Souls mural

Ryan Kai and Roes on Scalter Street

Ryan Kai on Pedley Street

Ryan Kai found himself at the heart of things, not even realising that today was the Meeting of Styles

Ryan Kai art on Sclater Street

His art was some of the most notable of the day

Ryan Kai next to his mural on Sclater Street

Ryan has just returned from South America and you can sense a little bit of that continents influence in his work

Roes on Sclater Street

Hong Kongs Roes also didn’t expect to find himself in the middle of such a big event, he had arranged his wall separately

Roes final piece

Roes final piece

Great piece from Die Dixons on Sclater Street

Great piece from Xi Design on Sclater Street

Three birds screaming at a bell

Three birds screaming at a bell from Xi Design

Paint Jam in the Sclater Street car park

Work by Def Wish in the background on Sclater Street

Meanwhile in the famous car park work by Def Wish can be seen in the background

3Dom on Sclater Street

3Dom painted a great character

Tizer on Sclater Street

Tizer, as ever got in on the action with his recognisable style

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3Dom and Lovepusher on Sclater Street

3Dom and Lovepusher on Sclater Street

Zina paints on Chance Street

Zina on Chance Street

Zina found herself all alone on Chance Street

Zina on Chance Street

Using her iconic blue paint she chose to portray a martial artist in a moment of reflection

Zina next to her mural on Chance Street

Zina next to her mural on Chance Street

Ed Hicks, Elph and AR paint on Whitby Street

Ed Hicks on Whitby Street

Around the corner on Whitby Street, Elph making a start.

Ed Hicks mural on Whitby Street

An unfinished section

A piece from Candi

A piece from Candi

Anna Rewinska on Whitby Street

Next to him Anna Rewinska also known as AR made a late start but got a good outline together before the first day ended

Anna Rewinska painting on the second day

AR painting on the second day

A well posed Anna

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Braithwaite Street Gallery

Fabio Lopes on Braithwaite Street

On Braithwaite street Fabio Lopes makes a start

Astek on Braithwaite Street

Astek on Braithwaite Street

Fabio Lopes relaxes on Braithwaite Street

Fabio Lopes relaxes after finishing

The Brazilian artist Fabio Lopes has only been in the country for a short time

The Brazilian artist Fabio Lopes has only been in the country for a short time

The finished Fabio Lopes piece

The finished Fabio Lopes piece

Roo on Braithwaite Street

Roo is becoming an ever popular artist

Roo in action

Roo in action

Final Roo piece after day two

Final Roo piece after day two

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Wrist on Braithwaite Street

Wrist on Braithwaite Street

Finished piece from Wrist

Finished piece from Wrist

Finished piece from Ricky Dep on Braithwaite Street

Finished piece from Ricky Dep on Braithwaite Street

Traffic from Australia

Traffic from Australia

One side of Braithwaite Street

One side of Braithwaite Street

and the other

and the other

Dan Kitchener, Inkie and Sepr paint New Inn Yard

Inkies 2B or not to be homage to Shakespeare

Inkies 2B or not to be homage to Shakespeare, the site is the location of the original ‘Theatre’ built in 1576

Inkie and Sepr on new Inn Yard

Inkie and Sepr on new Inn Yard

The finished Dan Kitchener piece

The finished Dan Kitchener piece

Dan Kitchener next to his unfinished mural on New Inn Yard

Dan Kitchener next to his unfinished mural on New Inn Yard

Dank, Inkie and Sepr

Dank, Inkie and Sepr

Hewett Street Gallery

Art on Hewett Street

Title in action on Hewett Street

Title finishing things off

Title finishing things off

Work from Andrea Riot on Hewett Street

Work from Andrea Riot on Hewett Street

Work from Skolp on Hewett Street

Work from Skolp on Hewett Street

Artist on Hewett Street

Leeds based artist Replete on Hewett Street

An artist with a spray can, not sure who he is though

Replete is a genius with a spray can he has an amazing technique