22 January 2015
Street art has (peacefully) invaded spaces of the Andaz Hotel Liverpool Street in London, in the Shoreditch district. The austere Victorian building that houses the hotel, designed by the same architect of the Houses of Parliament( Sir Charles Barry), alternates the design of its interior rooms between 19th century style – as for example the restaurant – and others with a distinctly contemporary feeling –such as the guestrooms. It was the guestrooms themselves which were the subject of the street art project “Room with a View”. Selected creative artists were called to create a mural, whose theme epitomizes the London East Side.
The first artists to be involved in the East London street art series were Patrick Vale & Paul Davis who painted “One day
Walk”, a large map with visual notes of a hypothetical one day walk in the East End, including street food, historic buildings and symbols of its modernity. In another room Chris Price painted his artwork “Pearly Room”. It is a black and white design depicting a heroic and fascinating king and queen.
The last, but only in order of time, is the artistic expression of the collective ILove Dust. “East My Dust”, celebrating the East End through an intricate inscription composed of different typefaces and iconic symbols. The colours, of course, are those of the Union Jack flag. Very British!
Where: 40 Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7QN, Regno Unito