ANIMAL London: Street Art Is Always Going Up in Shoreditch

June 7, 2013 | Aymann Ismail

While walking around Shoreditch last Friday around 11:30PM and not even looking for any more street art, Aymann and I came across two artists painting a mural, legally, on Great Eastern Street. UPDATE: That wall has a name.

It’s a busy thoroughfare, so throngs of passers-by stopped, snapped photos with their phones and, for the most part, stumbled on to their next drinking destination.

But the artists didn’t mind the attention at all. Spray paint in hand, they identified themselves as Bailon and Sliks, from Sau Paulo. They were getting disrupted enough by others and were trying to catch the Tube before it closed, so we asked them to do a very short interview once they were done painting for the night. Since we don’t speak Portugese and Sliks doesn’t speak English, we only interviewed Bailon.

Below is what the completed mural looked like when we returned a few nights later:

(Video: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)