Double decorations at Brick Lane

Two large bright murals on end of building

Pedley Street, off Brick Lane, London, January 2020

Daniel Gilbert House, just off Brick Lane, has been doubly decorated with two contrasting pieces of art.

Ed Hicks‘ mountainous landscape is calming, with curvaceous flowers in the foreground and gentle colours leading us out into the distance. He certainly enjoys his landscape work, but that is not his only popular theme. He also produces mass and some quite scary images of faces and skulls.

On the right hand wall, we have the energetic work, I dream of balloons, of Jim Vision, another British street artist. Bright and dramatic are good words to describe his work. This piece was made in conjunction with Fanakapan, who is particularly well known for his depictions of helium balloons, with High Five on show here.

Closer view of the 2 murals


Copyright Debbie Smyth, 8 June 2020

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

21 thoughts on “Double decorations at Brick Lane

  1. I was in London in november and I have photos of the flowers on the left wall. But nothing from the right wall. It’s unlikely that I missed it, hahaha, beautiful!

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    1. That is strange as it is definitely hard to miss. But the street and surrounding area is also covered in murals, so you may have been distracted. As far as I can tell (helped by Flickr and Instagram) this appeared in late 2019.

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    1. Going back in time! That was a great post and a good reminder to us all to be creative and brighten our lockdown days. I saw the blue ship one that you have there but I was year slower than you, Sue.

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