Mythical works of Street Art - Fresco in Walthamstow

Œuvres mythiques du Street Art - Fresque à Walthamstow
Each week, HIYA Gallery looks back on the history of art and more precisely on the history of street art and its associated movements. We try to highlight the pioneers of this movement who have become legends, the mythical works that have left their mark in the history of street art, as well as important cultural events concerning the development of street art and graffiti, such as books rare or cult, exhibitions making reference in the history of the movement, films and other events.

We believe that in order to understand and feel the art of our time, we must constantly learn where it came from and what its roots are. That is why, alongside the representation and promotion of artists, we want to share with you knowledge about the history of street art.

 Conor Harrington in Walthamstow, London.

The HIYA Gallery series places and works legendaries of street art present you the mural by London-based Irish street artist Conor Harrington. It was premiered in 2015 in Walthamstow, London.

The large-scale mural depicts two soldiers in colonial-style costume. The work is executed in the characteristic Harrington style, combining street art and realistic painting. Like his other artworks, this fresco shows the artist's love for the abstract elements that he incorporates into his realistic depiction of the characters.

Using historical references as artifacts or costumes from centuries past, Harrington reflects on socio-political themes in his art. And his realistic and refined painting creates a new context in the streets for himself and the street art as a whole.

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