A few from Spitalfields

Thursday, February 18th 2016

It was another sunny evening, so we left the bus in Bishopsgate and made a quick foray into Spitalfields, looking for new artworks. We went first the the Seven Stars car park in Brick Lane as there are often new things to see there. To tell the truth I was not overly impressed by the current offering though three paintings stood out from the others.

Art by Jay Caes
Artist: Jay Caes aka Kaes

The first was this lively full-face portrait signed by Jay Caes. I have in fact already photographed this one on a previous visit. It’s obviously a survivor!

Art by Mr Cenz
Artist: Mr Cenz

Next is another portrait but in a completely different style and mood. The fluid lines and bold use of colour identify this as the work of Mr Cenz.

Art by Fanakapan
Artist: Fanakapan

It was the third one that excited me the most. By Fanakapan, it is a blue and silver representation of a set of objects, the whole drawn together by wispy trails of vapour emanating from the paint spray can. The filter-mask, the eye protectors and the headphones for listening to music might well be the accoutrements of the painter at work. Highlights glitter and a skilfully achieved metallic sheen predominates.

Art by Fanakapan
‘Inflatables by Fanakapan

The artist is particularly known for his paintings of shiny silver inflated letters, though he does paint other subjects as well. I was particularly interested in the fact that this painting overlays a previous inflated-letter one by him. Does this indicate a new chapter in this artist’s work?

Installations by unknown artist(s)

As we wandered, we caught sight of these two, what I suppose we should call installations. It was hard to get a good angle of view and I have no idea who made them.

Art by unknown artist

Later, I was able to get closer to this one, though the angle still leaves something to be desired.

All Souls Church and the moon
All Souls Church and the moon

A different though equally pleasing aesthetic experience was provided by All Souls Church whose spire was catching the light of the sinking winter sun while the moon peeped over its shoulder.

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About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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3 Responses to A few from Spitalfields

  1. WOL says:

    I like Fanakapan’s work, particularly his inflated letters. They are very realistic.

    Off the top of my head, I don’t remember if you and Tigger have been to St. Alban’s, but another blog friend had and did a post on it today, and it looks the sort of place you would enjoy — lots of scenic architecture, Roman ruins and a market as well. It doesn’t look to be that far a jaunt on the map.

  2. NIce there’s an ever changing scene

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