As I strolled down the street every corner, door, window, pot-hole cover, brick was a discovery – the walls seemed to have more life than its surroundings. Their immortality increased by the passage of time making them an experience by themselves.
And yet it seemed to convey a pure message of expression. Were these walls ever to be displayed in a gallery, the essence would be lost, so appropriate are they just where they are. They are a statement – a very strong statement combined with some amazing illustration skills.
Inspite of the popular status of many street artists, the masses are familiar with only a few, although graffiti artists such as Bansky and D-face are world renowned. On closely noticing the Bansky and D-face stencil art on the walls of east end, their work seemed highly influential within the subculture concentrated in this part of London.
The entire setting seemed to have a sense of owning something special, (a special secret) with the locals and artists having a shared respect and admiration for the statements and the culture itself.
My camera lens was constantly kept busy, walking down the bylanes and an Upcoming Photo Exhibit is planned showcasing my curiosity, exploration and experience of this memorable walk down the brick lane, of the feel and sense of the energy behind its artistic movement (and) of the underground scene.
Hanging out at Pure Evil gallery with its owner and artist Charlie was a pleasure that I won’t forget and an invitation to his private garage sale was a very welcome experience. Indeed a walk to be remembered!!