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#1 Hisrudeness

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 08:14 AM

Croydon (nearby town) had until recently been getting a bit run down in parts with lots of shops closing and businesses leaving since the financial crisis.
Recently there has been some redevelopment in the town centre and the Westfield group will be building a massive shopping /centre mall starting later this year.
In the meantime there has been permission from the local council to let local artists put up some graffiti art on the boarded parts of east Croydon.
Some of the work is mediocre but some very interesting and high quality. It won't be there forever as building work starts later this year. I thought I should take a few pictures.
One of the artists is a guy I used to work with some time ago.
This is quite a picture heavy thread but hope you enjoy.

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#2 systemaddict

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 08:21 AM

Some real cool quality pieces in that mix Rory, thanks for sharing.....graffiti is a big passion of mine, more so than boxes :-)



#3 nikonfoo

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 08:30 AM

very cool  :popcorn:



#4 systemaddict

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 08:36 AM

On the graffiti subject here are my 2 latest pieces,the second pic I just done today😃Attached File  20160504_193357.jpg   102.38K   8 downloadsAttached File  20160508_132106.jpg   96.57K   4 downloads

#5 MyOhMy

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 08:43 AM

I can see a lot of thought and hard work has gone into providing some excellent results which I find very impressive but...........................(again) I fail to see the point of making words completely unintelligible, surely they could be artistic yet readable?  Is a word really a word if it is so 'abstract' it can't be read but rather presents itself as abstract art?



#6 systemaddict

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 10:33 AM

Here is a much more readable one I did just for you MyOhMy😃Attached File  20160502_134253.jpg   100.69K   5 downloads

#7 T-STER

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 10:39 AM

Rudey there is some great work there, some nice burners and i love the futuristic scene type one near the end, very cool. My wifes mother lives in Croydon and i'll be heading up soon so will try and have a look around.

 

Oh and SA, you got great skills, i love the colours in that last pic



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 10:52 AM

Rudey there is some great work there, some nice burners and i love the futuristic scene type one near the end, very cool. My wifes mother lives in Croydon and i'll be heading up soon so will try and have a look around.

 

Oh and SA, you got great skills, i love the colours in that last pic

Thanks T-STER :-)



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 11:29 AM

Love it, some awsome old school stuff there!
I thought the Nestle building was now gone?

#10 Hisrudeness

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 12:51 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. There is some good stuff there and I've been meaning to photograph it for some weeks.

Lee, the Nestle head office is in your town now but the old building is still there empty. That part of town is pretty dead.
The old Blue Orchid nightclub is a long time closed. Many a messy night in the Orchid in the old days!

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 01:41 PM

Epic thread! :hooray: I know that 3rd pic (toast) was done by Artista, I've been checking out her work for the last year or so..
Awesome pics, wish I was there! :yes: :breakdance:

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 05:07 PM

Great shots, thank you for sharing. Quite the varied lot there .   

 

 Wile E Coyote and Popeye too !   :thumbsup:

 

 Is that pic of the cars (in the storefront windows) a painting? The crowd pics of that series look it, but that seems very detailed.



#13 Smeats

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 04:50 AM

Nothing wrong with a pic heavy thread Rudey! I think it's great that you took the time to upload your photos to share this art with everyone here!

#14 Northerner

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 08:12 AM

Love a bit of graffiti :-)

#15 blu_fuz

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 09:55 AM

Wow, thee is some real talent!!!!! Excellent work.



#16 Hisrudeness

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 10:51 AM

Great shots, thank you for sharing. Quite the varied lot there .   
 
 Wile E Coyote and Popeye too !   :thumbsup:
 
 Is that pic of the cars (in the storefront windows) a painting? The crowd pics of that series look it, but that seems very detailed.


This one? Yes all paint. Amazing piece. You can see the paint run on some of the tail lights.

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#17 Hisrudeness

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 11:00 AM

Epic thread! :hooray: I know that 3rd pic (toast) was done by Artista, I've been checking out her work for the last year or so..
Awesome pics, wish I was there! :yes: :breakdance:

I wondering if there is more than 'local talent' and some international contributions.
Italian artist below

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#18 Hisrudeness

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 11:06 AM

http://www.croydonst...egal-wall-no-2/

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 12:41 AM

Some badass pieces there Rudey,  thanks for taking the time to take the pictures and post em up, all of those would make for some killer backdrops for a boombox photo shoot. Much talent on those walls  :cool:



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 02:35 AM

Awesome thread this, here's a few more of my pieces thrown in...Attached File  20160509_074041.jpg   108.9K   7 downloadsAttached File  20160504_114022.jpg   104.27K   8 downloadsAttached File  20160510_090707.jpg   83.4K   9 downloads

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:58 PM

This one? Yes all paint. Amazing piece. You can see the paint run on some of the tail lights.

 Actually the first one of that bunch with just the cars. Now that I could blow it up I can see better that is is paint.  Magnificent none the less if it can make one question it. ! 

 

 A great idea to let the artists express themselves on these 'canvases'



#22 Dr DER

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 10:13 PM

Nice art..

#23 systemaddict

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 02:56 AM

Let's keep this thread alive it,s great more pics anyone✌Attached File  20160511_103710.jpg   96.19K   4 downloadsAttached File  20160512_091534.jpg   82.47K   3 downloads