Street art by Brazilian artist Cranio has been appearing in London. The street artist is well known in the city. He’s visited quite a few times now. On each occasion leaving a trail of his artworks for people to find.
Known for his blue characters. He paints indigenous people from the Amazon. Often they will be interacting in some way with the modern world. A kind of juxtaposition between societies. Dressed in not much more than a loin cloth. They find themselves placed into our modern world.
Cranio Street Art in London
During this trip we found four pieces of street art in the Brick Lane area. Two smaller pieces having been painted in familiar locations toward the top of the lane. They have been joined by a quick throw up in the Seven Stars Yard. Then a much more substantive collaboration with Fanakapan on a wall in Hanbury Street.
The piece with Fanakapan was painted just in time for Valentines Day. Featuring a giant balloon heart at the centre. Cranio’s street art characters stand at either side with bows and arrows. Approaching the balloon as if to hunt it, they appear to be stalking their prey. It’s a bit of an abstract take on the story of cupid.
The latest street art from Brazilian street artist Cranio appeared during February 2020. All photos were taken between the 8th and 16th February 2020.
Seven Stars Yard
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