LATEST MURAL!

IT’S THE OPENING of the project today but I could not resist bloggin this photos. Last night at about 9 pm I completed the last ever King’s Land mural. It is 2 full  colour murals on upper balconies of the bricked off building. (this is just one of the 2)

These 2 were actually the first murals I did but i soon realised that the heaviness of them (acrylic on paper) would not stand up to the weather if put in an unprotected place. And for sure the weather turned out worse than anyone ever expected this season! But yesterday my good friend DJ MR TAD brought me a scaffold and so Anna and I were able to get up onto the bricked off balcony and mount these murals in a place where they’d be protected. The bricked off bit was pretty vile though, a sludge of dead rats and sewage from the broken drains, all kinds of crap we had to stand in it when we put up the murals. Will never forget that!

Ok it’s time to go off to the party. After 3 months hard labour  I’d like to say I’m gonna relax and enjoy the fruits of my labour but actually I a won’t be able to: I am booked for a gig of live drawing at the Lost Dawn club night in Kings Cross at 11 pm till 2 am. And tomorrow I have to go look at a new wall …

Vernissage ( a fancy word for Party)

On 30 June the King’s Land will be completed, officially. As you will know if you’ve been following this blog, it’s been a good few months of making murals and remaking them. After June 30 though, the murals will stay as they are until the building comes down, in late autumn. I’ll have covered every building on the estate.

So, those of you who are in or near London, please do come on Saturday and celebrate the project. I can’t promise great weather, but I can promise art and music.

Best,
NAZ

Two New Creatures

Despite the weather two new creatures have appeared on The King’s Land, swimming up and plonking themselves on the wall, peeping in the window… We had a day of sun, and this is what happened:

They are on Whiston Road.

It’s raining again, needless to say.

Break

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Break

the murals are pretty much done, but there are some things that need to happen between now and “official” launch of the final vision on 30 June. The rain is coming thick and fast again so I will need to repair the existing murals. Depending on how much rain, they might need to be remade. I have more than enough drawings for that already. Second, Tony Lee, my friend and fellow artist, has made some drawings for the project which we’ll install in time -.just before the 30th
Meanwhile I am working in the studio as usual; if there’s a spot of dry weather do pop on down, see the murals and say hi.

– Naz

A wall full of Eyes

What is it about eyes that make them so compelling? This wall is dominated by eyes! It’s the second time I have done this wall; the first mural was destroyed by rain. It is a great wall to work on, right next to the studio.

Someone called me the “Ink Butcher” on Facebook.

Again, I want to thank my assistant Alessandra Tortone, above, who dedicated another day of her time to work with me on putting up the mural.

Very productive weekend

It’s amazing how sun changes absolutely everything. Got on with murals this weekend and by Sunday night had produced these:

Below:  On Saturday evening as I was in the studio the local Asbos (Antisocial juvenile delinquents) came and ripped the right side of the mural. On Sunday I repaired it so here you can see both versions.

And the big whale is finally on the wall, after swimming around the studio for too long:

I’m lucky to have really great, hardworking and dedicated assistants on the project. Here’s Anna, who was here on Sunday.