Today I would like to post a graffiti painted by the eccentric artist Banksy in Camden, London.
This graffiti is clearly inspired by a painting by one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century.
He was French and part of the Expressionism movement.
Try to guess!
I have gone to East London to find out the coolest area among:
- Brick Lane
The evaluation criteria were:
- Night Life
- Art and Photography Exhibitions
I have interviewed 70 Londoners, 35 women and 35 men, from 18 to 35 years old and I have found out that:
1. The most appealing area for night life is Shoreditch. Almost 5 in 10 people interviewed prefer hang out in Shoreditch, while 3 in 10 choose Brick Lane. Only 1 in 10 ‘has fun’ in Hoxton or Dalston.
2. The most beautiful graffiti are in Brick Lane. 47% percent of the voters prefers Brick Lane, while 34% opts for Shoreditch street art graffiti. In fact in this area there plenty of works by famous artists such as Hunto, Paul Don Smith and James Cochran.
3. Because of several art and photography galleries, two areas almost reach the same percentage, 43% (Shoreditch), followed by 40% (Brick Lane).
4. Combining data, I have discovered that the coolest area in terms of night life, graffiti, art and photographs exhibitions is:
4 in 10 Londoners think that it is the winner of the competition!
Do you agree with the results? Post your opinion below!
Banksy is one of the most significant British ‘Guerilla’ Artists. His identity remains secret and unknown.
Anarchic, subversive and flamboyant, he usually depicts black and white stencils, completed by epigrams.
His provocative and strong messages are addressed to capitalism, consumerism, violence, war and child labour.
Watch the audioslideshow to find out the most beautiful works he painted in London.
Gianluca Carruba is an Italian street artist.
Born in 1979 in Puglia, a region situated in the South of Italy, he performs all over Europe since he was an adolescent.
He travelled a lot and improved his technique with fire torches in Tenerife. In the past he worked as a juggler for many Italian theatre and dance companies.
He has been living in London for five years and has become part of the Brick Lane Street Artists community. Every Sunday these jugglers meet in Brick Lane in order to delight people with their artistic activities.
Gianluca defines himself ‘Chef Joker’ because he works as a chief cook in a restaurant in Knightsbridge during the week and performs with fire torches and clubs during the weekend.
Cooking and Street Art are very similar for him. In fact, as he explains, both activities involve the creativity. He uses ‘tricks’ and creativity both in the kitchen and in the street.
He is constantly struggling to make a living with the art of juggler. He feels more comfortable under the Joker mask.
He gave us an unusual definition of street art as he told ‘Art is something that make people happy. Since life is like a mirror, if you donate happiness to the people, you will receive it as well.’