Category Archive: British Street Artists

We meet Anna Jaxe the stencil artist with a passion for music

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“I think a lot of instruments are just artworks in their own right because they are just so amazing to look at” explains my latest interviewee Anna Jaxe. Sitting in the MAP cafe… Continue reading

Remi Rough the abstract artist painting murals around London

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We’ve been coming across a lot of work by Remi Rough recently. An abstract painter with a background in graffiti who has got a number of murals dotted around the city. Most recently his… Continue reading

Graffiti from Dotmasters draws attention to the eviction of the homeless at Sofia House on Great Portland Street

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Graffiti has appeared on the side of a disused office block in west london. Not entirely surprising  in itself, but this graffiti carried a message. Drawing attention to the fact that just a… Continue reading

30 Hidden Secrets of Carrie Reichardt’s extraordinary mosaic house in Chiswick

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Carrie Reichardt’s mosaic house, nestled on a suburban road in Chiswick, is quite a sight! Colourful, detailed and impactful it is so remarkably different to what might be seen around the rest of… Continue reading

The Banksy mural in Dover and where to find it

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Okay so we might be slightly late to the party on this one. However we finally made it down to Dover to see one of the biggest pieces painted in the UK by… Continue reading

The Nomad Clan paint huge mural showing the fishing heritage of Hull inside the Craven Park Stadium

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Although the Banksy which appeared in Hull recently has been the one making the headlines. An altogether grander piece of street art has gradually been evolving inside the stadium of Hull Kingston Rovers,… Continue reading

Banksy art appears on the Scott Street Bridge in Hull

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On the floor of a permanently raised drawbridge in Hull, a new Banksy has appeared! Now covered with the obligatory perspex it depicts a young boy wearing a colander for a hat and… Continue reading

Cosmo Sarson talks about his art and his latest mural the Angel of Brighton

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It’s been a while since we were last in Brighton. That was on a trip which ended up being a bit of an epic discovery tour of the cities dynamic street art scene.… Continue reading

Frankie Strand the street artist adding some bright colour to the walls of London

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Walk around the canals and streets of East London and the chances are you’ll come across work from Frankie Strand. Her reptiles and flamingos in particular seem to be favourites, popping up in… Continue reading

Giant mural by the Nomad Clan and Tankpetrol pays tribute to the mill workers of Leeds

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It’s a mural we’ve seen many times from the train on the way from London to Leeds but this Christmas we finally got to see the giant mural called ‘True North’ upclose. Nestled… Continue reading

Interview with David Walker as he brings his art to the Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London

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“I’ve always been fascinated by painting people” explains David Walker as we talk in the basement of Soho’s Lawrence Alkin Gallery. It perhaps shouldn’t be a surprise, he is an artist known for… Continue reading

Interview with Alexander Chappell as he talks about his debut show at the Stolen Space Gallery

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“I don’t think I actually deserve to be here” says my latest interviewee, Alexander Chappell, as he looks around the brick walls of London’s Stolen Space gallery. His work is hanging all around,… Continue reading

The artists of Upfest, Europe’s largest street art festival

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Upfest is the biggest street art festival in Europe and as such attracts artists from all of the country and the world. Applications are taken months in advance and to paint at the… Continue reading

Nomad Clan paint the UK’s largest mural in Leeds

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It’s 47 metres high and towers above the city. Painted on a tower block overlooking the train station, Athena Rising, the new mural from Nomad Clan is their largest and most ambitious to… Continue reading

ATM talks about his giant bird mural on Coppermill Lane in Walthamstow

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ATM has become well known for his giant classic paintings of birds. They’ve popped up all over London and indeed in spots around the rest of the country for the past few years… Continue reading

Carrie Reichardt’s West London house is covered from head to foot in mosaic by artists from around the World

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I’m sitting on the 3rd story of a scaffold hugging a house in the leafy suburbs of West London.  Around me mosaic artists from around the World are busy at work cutting and… Continue reading

Andrea Tyrimos creates ‘Bipolar Picasso’ a new show to raise awareness of Mental Health

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It was sitting in a cafe in Holborn back in February 2016 that Andrea first told me of her passion for mental health and how she felt that it didn’t get the attention… Continue reading

Who is Banksy? Six theories for who the infamous street artist really is

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We love a good Banksy conspiracy theory here on Inspiring City and to be fair there is nothing better to get tongues wagging it the World outside the immediate street art sphere than… Continue reading

Interview with Dan Kitchener as he brings his art to Brick Lane

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We first met Dan Kitchener in 2012. He was one of the first artists we came across at the very start of this blog when he was painting a giant wall on the… Continue reading

Interview with Hannah Adamaszek prior to her latest exhibition at the Curious Duke Gallery

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The gallery is serene! This is perhaps not suprising given that the artist on show is Hannah Adamaszek. Someone who last showcased in the same gallery, albeit in a slightly different location, over… Continue reading

Interview with SNUB as he talks Robots, 2000AD and pioneering street art in the nineties

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The path from Brighton to London is well trodden and for SNUB, it’s one he’s been taking for many years. A street artist now exhibiting at the Ben Oakley Gallery in Greenwich his… Continue reading

Interview with Street Artist ATM talking Birds, Acton and a Show at the Ben Oakley Gallery

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We are sitting in Mary’s Cafe!  It’s the sort of place that Alan Sugar would be proud.  The sort of place where the losing team on the Apprentice goes to lick their wounds… Continue reading

Interview with Rugman as he Prepares for Iconink his latest show at the Ben Oakley Gallery in Greenwich

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“I was just really hairy” laughs Rugman when I ask him where he got his artist name from “seriously, seriously hairy”. Hence Rugman and growing up in Glasgow he still uses his childhood… Continue reading

Interview with Andrea Tyrimos as she Paints Bricks and Prepares for The Roadz her first solo show

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Andrea likes to paint brick. Not on brick, actual brick. The more textured the surface the better. It was a technique she started to work on back in her student days studying art… Continue reading

Interview with Street Artist Artista

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The current character of choice is toast! Literally, it’s toast! Flying toast, toast with cheese, toast on cardboard, toast is everywhere and is the latest in the production line of fun cartoony characters… Continue reading

Lana Alana One Third of Street Art Trio Animaux Circus talks about going solo for Femme Fierce

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From sticking up paste ups in leafy Surrey to getting down and dirty with a spray can in the famous Leake Street tunnel, such is the upcoming journey for Lana Alana, one third… Continue reading

Interview with Steffi Bow as She Flys the Flag for Dubai Street Art and gets ready for Femme Fierce

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Put simply, Dubai is not the sort of place you would expect to see a thriving graffiti writing and street art scene. Yet against the odds this gleaming capital of excess has developed… Continue reading

Interview with Graffiti Pioneer REQ as he live paints at the Far Rockaway Bar in Shoreditch

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Street Art in the UK has it’s roots firmly in the graffiti culture of the mid eighties. Before Instagram, Facebook and blogs, Graffiti Writers often put themselves out there by getting into places… Continue reading

Interview with Louis Masai as he prepares for ‘Last of My Kind’ in Bristol

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In a disused toilet block in the city of Bristol, London based artist Louis Masai will soon be holding his next solo show, ‘Last of My Kind’. With a theme of endangered birds,… Continue reading

French street artist LucyLucy and Hannah Adamaszek collaborate in Dalston

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Collaborations are always fun, even more so when the combining duo are two of the most gifted young female street artists around in the UK’s Hannah Adamaszek and France’s Lucy Desbordes. Even better… Continue reading

Interview with Artist Hannah Adamaszek prior to her first Solo Show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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Preparing for a first solo show means sacrifices and for Crawley’s exciting artistic talent Hannah Adamaszek that means space. Canvases now take priority in her flat, the spare room becomes a studio and… Continue reading