Banksy caught on camera?

Portobello Banksy

If you’re like me and don’t want to know who the man (or woman, for that matter) is behind the infamous works of Banksy then you might want to stay away from social media for the next few days/ weeks/ months. It looks like there’s pretty strong claims out there that the illusive Bristolian street artist has been uncovered… 

#Banksy was trending when I logged into Facebook this evening, and to my disappointment it wasn’t because a new piece had been discovered in London or somewhere close to me, it was because someone claimed they captured him on film while doing his thing in the Herzliya Mall, Israel.

Plenty of news outlets are covering this at the moment and that’s because he is unveiling an interactive exhibition at a hotel in Bethlehem.

You can see the footage here

However, if you don’t care about all that nonsense and just want to find out where you can find his best kept work in Bristol and London then just read my blogs below:

Banksy Hunting in LDN (London)

The one and only Banksy (Bristol) 

Dismaland Opens for Business (Banksy’s 2015 dystopian theme park)

Leave Banksy alone.

Peace X

Street art daily: day four

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time for day four of my daily street art blog. Today’s post is all about Otto Schade – the Chilean street artist and former architect – who now resides in foggy London Town. 

I thought it was only right to give a shout out to this incredible and unique artist, not only because I love his style, but because from the 23rd July until 23rd August, there’s an exhibition of his work in at the Well Hung Gallery in Shoreditch.

Otto Schade’s work can be found in New York, Berlin and of course, East London. You can spot his work a mile off and his pieces range from powerful stencils of children in war zones and to contemporary murals of animals and people including the likes of Barack Obama, Heisenberg and the late Amy Winehouse.

I’ve had the pleasure of finding some amazing work by Otto Schade in places like Old Street, Hackney, Camden and Shoreditch. Here’s some of his best work:

OTTO-SCHADE-3

Tribute: Otto Schade pays respect to Amy Winehouse in Camden.

OTTO SCHADE 5

Street art at its finest: Otto Schade’s urban/ contemporary style, also in Camden.

OTTO-SCHADE-7

ET flying through the air in Shoreditch – no doubt he’s on a No Logo fixie and he’s drinking a flat white…

OTTO-SCHADE-8

President of the U.S.A – the one and only Barack Obama.

OTTO-SCHADE-1

Powerful: A child plays in a war zone.

OTTO-SCHADE-2

Evolution of man?

OTTO-SCHADE-4

Otto Schade in Camden Town.

OTTO-SCHADE-5

This piece was once on Old Street, but due to the nature of the street art scene, it’s no longer there.

OTTO-SCHADE-6

Otto Schade: well known for his iconic stencils.

OTTO-SCHADE-11

They can be found all over East London, this one is currently next to Stik, just off Brick Lane.

OTTO-SCHADE-9

This piece can be found just off Old Street.

OTTO-SCHADE-10

Say my name: Otto Schade pays respect to greatest Meth cook Netflix has ever seen. Mr Walter White aka Heisenberg

Will you be making the trip to Otto Schade’s solo exhibition in Shoreditch? Or do we really need to go to urban art galleries when we can see everything on the streets for free? In my view, probably not. But this guy is incredible so it’ll definitely be worthwhile.

Feel free to share some of your favourite street art and let me know where you think are the best cities for urban art!

Peace x