Sr. X paints the giant Village Underground and portrays an old man with pizza in his beard
The latest artist to paint the famed Village Underground wall in Shoreditch is London based Spanish painter Sr.X. Familiar to regular readers of this blog, we last caught up with him last year when he held a solo show in Dalston’s BSMT Space gallery.
Now, he’s taken his brand of unique street art and taken it up a notch by becoming the latest artist to paint the famous wall replacing an equally impressive effort from another popular local artist, Fanakapan.
The wall itself is the biggest Sr.X has ever painted and took three days to complete. We caught up with him having just finished day two. In true Sr.X style he was chilled out and admiring his work with a beer in his hand, well deserved after a full on days painting with his nose to the wall.
This mural displays a old man (he looks like a fisherman) with a long white flowing beard contained within which looks to be the remnants of his dinner. Whether the old sea dog got a bit quesy on a long voyage is anyones guess.
As for it’s meaning, there really isn’t one, what you see is what you get straight from the vivid imagination of Sr.X and what an imagination it is. Let’s hope we see plenty more of his stuff on the walls of London in 2017.
Sr.X and the Village Underground wall was visited on Saturday 28 January 2017 and Sunday 29 January 2017. The wall took three days to complete.
Sr. X Village Underground Gallery