Meeting of Styles 2014 comes to Shoreditch in London

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

14 Comments

  1. Great coverage of the event – unknown artist on Pedley Street is CRIMEAN, as he drew in my black book on Friday!

  2. Awesome stuff IC, thanks for capturing some of the action for those of us who are out of the country! Guess there will not be much left when I am back. Love summer paint jams 🙂

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