Category Archive: Interviews

Interview with Aches, the Irish Artist whose Mural of Savita Halappanavar became the Image of Yes in the Irish Referendum

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The referendum to overturn the 8th amendment to the Irish constitution made headlines around the World. Not least because of its eventual landslide win in favour of yes but because of the level… Continue reading

Interview with Mr Cenz as Street Art meets The Shard

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We’ve gotten used to seeing the work of Mr Cenz on the streets of London. His work is bright and vibrant and his style is most certainly his own. Much to the extent… Continue reading

We Meet Sam Peacock in Hastings to talk about his new body of work ‘Of The Land’

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I suppose I should have known better! A trip to the seaside sounded appealing and what’s not to like about Hastings, that historic fishing town on the south coast. Popping down to see… Continue reading

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

Interview with Jerome Davenport the Australian street artist painting a giant Suffragette Mural in London

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We’ve been hanging out with Jerome Davenport a fair bit recently! Mainly on account of his recent painting of a mural on the side of the Lord Morpeth pub in Bow. A giant… Continue reading

A Wander around the Felt Cave, Lucy Sparrow’s Felt Making Studio

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So last month we caught up with Lucy Sparrow and you might have read our latest interview with her here. We talked about her journey since the epic Cornershop installation in 2014 and… Continue reading

We meet Richard Berner the Illustrator with a Surreal View of the World

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It was a while ago when we last met in London and Richard and I had been promising a get together pretty much ever since. He’d been exhibiting at the Roy’s People’s Art Fair,… Continue reading

Artist David Bray talks about his new series of Landscape Paintings

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We’ve always known David Bray as an illustrator! His delicate drawings are such that his style is instantly recognisable. Now though his work has taken a different direction, from portraiture to landscape and… Continue reading

Interview with Joachim the Belgian Artist who was Born to Paint

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For once Brick Lane and the Truman Brewery are quiet! There’s an otherworldly feel to the place on account of the snow and London has pretty much virtually ground to a halt. It’s… Continue reading

Interview with Illustrator Tom Berry prior to his latest exhibition in Deptford

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The new series of works from illustrator Tom Berry is about looking at the mundane activities of daily life and placing a fantastical twist on them! Silhouetted figures interplaying with modern day totems… Continue reading

Lucy Sparrow the Felt Artist taking the Art World by Storm

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We are sitting in the felt cave! On the inside a comfy cavern full of felt shaped goodies whilst on the outside it’s an unprepossessing farmers outhouse. “I’ve had to expand three times… Continue reading

Interview with Decolife as he prepares for his first solo exhibition in London

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We first met Andre Deco in 2013 when he first came to London. Originally from Sao Paulo in Brazil he had been wandering! Travelling Europe for two years he would follow his instinct… 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

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

Lost Coast a photographic essay from Carson Lancaster explores the raw Californian coastline

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A photographic essay exploring the most undeveloped and remote part of the Californian coastline is the focus of one of the latest exhibitions at the print space in London. The show from Carson… Continue reading

HNRX the Austrian artist painting on walls around the world

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It’s a bad line and HNRX is trying to get a signal! He is sitting in his lodgings in Valencia where he’s just painted a towering mural. It’s taken him all of a… 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

Anna Laurini the fine artist whose abstract faces can be found all around the streets of London

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You can’t fail to notice Anna Laurini’s abstract faces. Peering out of doorways, on the sides of lampposts and on the hoardings of building sites her work is instantly recognisable. She doesn’t describe… Continue reading

We meet AK the artist from New Zealand having her first solo exhibition in London

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“I can draw fish, lots of different kinds of fish” laughs AK my latest interviewee prior to explaining that fish were the first thing she ever really learnt to draw, egged on by… 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

Interview with Irish street artist Eoin O’Connor

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Originally from Dublin but now based out of the west coast of Ireland, Eoin O Connor is an artist whose work we have admired since first coming across his art the best part… Continue reading

We meet Colombian street artist Stinkfish as he prepares for Portraits in Transit his new show in London

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“It’s about taking people from one location and placing them in another” Stinkfish tells me as we meet to talk about his new show ‘Portraits in Transit‘ soon to be showcasing at Dalston’s… Continue reading

London Inspired Artwork from Urban Soup at the Oxo Gallery

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Ah the great city of London! A city so great it even inspired the name of this very blog. A city which has inspired countless creatives and artists throughout the centuries and a… Continue reading

Interview with Italian artist Raffaella Bertolini

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We are in the attic of a West London terrace. Doubling as the studio of our latest interview Raffaella Bertolini, an Italian painter who now bases herself in the city. She is a… Continue reading

Interview with artist DD Regalo as he prepares to showcase at the Roys People Art Fair

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DD Regalo is a contemporary artist well used to abstract designs. He paints based on feeling, on the things around him, people, places and the emotions he feels. “There are no rules” he… 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

We meet Caro Pepe the street artist from Argentina as she paints at Upfest

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It’s Upfest, it’s crowded, it’s noisy and it’s here where we’ve arranged to meet Caro Pepe the street artist from Argentina who now lives in Berlin but who has come over to the… Continue reading

We meet Roy’s People as he talks about his upcoming art fair

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It’s the Whitecross Street Party and the area is buzzing, Roy is sat in the window of the Curious Duke Gallery with a slab full of miniature figures cutting them up and re-assembling… Continue reading

Open Walls Festival brings Street Art to Blackburn

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It’s the first time I’ve been to Blackburn, the proud Lancastrian town with a glorious heritage in weaving and textiles. By the time I leave though I feel that I know the area… 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

Meet ‘Hello the Mushroom’ as she launches her first solo show in Monty’s Bar on Brick Lane

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We first got to know Sara from ‘Hello the Mushroom’ as a fellow blogging kindred spirit given that she has for sometime written the cool lifestyle blog Hello the Mushroom. Now the mushroom herself… Continue reading

Brockley street art festival brings urban art back to South London

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The third Brockley street art festival has seen street artists return to paint the walls of the South London borough. Taking place over a week the festival ties in with the popular arts… 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

Meet Robert Burt the founder of Base Elements gallery in Barcelona

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It’s like an Aladdin’s cave of artistic goodies. We have just entered the ‘sotano’ or the basement of the Base Elements urban art gallery in Barcelona’s gothic quarter despite protestations that it’s a… Continue reading

Meet Lolie Darko the French street artist bringing her sad party to London for her first solo show

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Lolie Darko’s sad faced children have been appearing around London for a while now.  Often accompanied with captions, the works stop people in their tracks as they try and make sense of the… Continue reading

Meet Alo the Italian street painter whose abstract portraits have taken over the Saatchi and the streets

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If it was a bit of a suprise back in 2014 when the Saatchi Gallery decided to award the softly spoken Italian artist Alo his first solo show, it certainly shouldn’t be now.… 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

Meet JDK the sculptor turned street artist making her mark in London

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We are surrounded by mothers and babies!  The Chesterfield coffee shop on the corner of the Grove and Roman roads has a playpen at the back, wifi and filter coffee. It seems the… 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

Yvonne Wayling and Kim Tong combine to create some compulsive beauty in Greenwich

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We are back at the Ben Oakley for what is the first show this year for the shabby chic gallery under the covers of the new completely remodelled Greenwich Market. There, Ben Oakley… Continue reading

Spotlight on Elno the Spanish street artist making her mark on London

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It’s a couple of years since we first met Elno, the Spanish artist who first appeared on the London scene during the 2014 Femme Fierce festival. There, with her pink hair blending into… 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

Roy’s People brings to life his ‘Little Heroes’ as he prepares for his next solo show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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Roy is back and this time his little people have taken on a new dimension with the ‘Little Heroes’ due to take over the Curious Duke Gallery from the show launch on Thursday… Continue reading

Interview with Argentinas Fio Silva as she paints her way around Europe and places her art onto the World stage

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I first became aware of Fio Silva through an international competition arranged by the Spring Projects to find ‘The Next Best Thing‘ in street art. Entrants from all around the World were whittled… Continue reading

Amara Por Dios paints her biggest ever wall at the Village Underground in London

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The massive Village Underground wall in Shoreditch is one of the most iconic spots to find street art in the city of London. Well situated just a short walk away from Shoreditch High… 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

Lollipop Gallery Opens in Spitalfields as a Gallery for Collectors by Collectors

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There is an undeniable freshness about Spitalfields newest gallery. The walls have been whitewashed and the wooden floorboards have been brought back to life, reviving a building that had been in mothballs for… 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