Caged birds in Hackney Wick

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Some caged birds by Xenz,  Hackney Wick,  London,  June 2018
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This lot escaped, it seems

Street artist, Xenz, painted his first piece in his home town of Hull in 1987, at just 14.  His early work took place inside the derelict warehouses here, inspired initially by films and books documenting New York’s sub culture.

He then moved to Bristol, an exciting location for street artists.  Here he was able to experiment with his style and worked alongside artists including the TCF crew, plus Banksy and Inkie.

He now lives and works in London, and travels the world to spread and display his work. His skills often bring us broad landscapes, both graceful and wild, but he clearly has a soft spot for birds too, with love birds, sun birds and parrots all making appearances.

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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 18 June 2018

Enjoying street art has become a regular event on my travels around the world: more of my findings can be seen here
For even more art, pop over to see Sami at Monday Mural

11 thoughts on “Caged birds in Hackney Wick

  1. Art in Hackney Wick, that’s great. I only remember it as a place to watch the greyhounds race in the stadium. Relations lived in their Eadt End house in the next Street and then it was a working class area. I think today the rents have got too expensive, it is one of the new favored areas for city workers and yes, artists

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