I headed out to East London last night for the opening of a brand new show at the LondonNewcastle Project Space on Redchurch Street. Entited, ‘The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires’, it’s an ode to the fresh, eclectic and quickly growing street art scene in the Argentinian capital curated by Graffitimundo. After moving out to Argentina, the couple behind the exhibition were astounded by the level of skill and originality in the city so have since devoted themselves to tours, workshops and exhibitions to raise awareness of the rich variety of work. Judging by the diversity and quality of the work in this exhibition, they weren’t wrong.
The massive, three room, space kindly donated by the LondonNewcastle project features a total of 22 artists and two photographers including the likes of Poeta, Prensa La Libertad and Pedro Perelman and Roma, who’s work particularly jumped out for me. The lack of traditional graff shows the freeform spirit of the South Americans and hits home how different and diverse their influences are, but there are some pieces that show an obvious development through letters that reminds me of the post graffiti work from the likes of Remi:Rough and Mr Jago.
It’s a giant space and an exhibition that just keeps on giving. Even my over enthusiasms with a camera dotted around this page can’t do justice to the quantity and scope of the work so go check it out if you’re in the area. It’s free and open daily from 12-7pm till September 13th. More information here.
Londonewcastle Project Space – 28 Redchurch Street – London – E2 7DP