in the news again

It’s great how the local press is getting behind the project, thanks Hackney Citizen and Hackney Gazette! And all the London and Street Art blogs! I really appreciate it!

and it’s great that people come back to see the progress of the murals –

The weather’s still vile but the work is all ready to rock out, and so as soon as we get the go ahead from the Weatherman we’ll get a full enhanced crew out there to blast the site with the biggest most astonishing creatures your deepest depths of imagination never conjured up!

this is just one tiny section of the creature!

This one’s done

The weather has been really awful for April! Very cold, which makes it hard to be mobile when dong the fine work, and occasional very heavy showers that come and undo your work soon as you’re happy with it.

Still, we’re going strong. This wall on Laburnum Street was completed yesterday:


The Fourth Wall

Over the weekend when I was working in the studio I noticed something remarkable. A posse  of little schoolgirls arrived in the afternoon with their small suitcases, planted themselves near the murals and proceeded to do makeovers on each other and then photoshoot in front of the murals! I didn’t take any photos of them as that would have been intrusive and embarrassed them, but it was really great and made me feel that I’m really doing the right thing by making this art here, for everybody, in this otherwise void and derelict space.

I’ve picked the wall I want to use as the site for the 4th mural, and I’ve done the drawings.

Nazir Tanbouli all rights reserved

Nazir Tanbouli all rights reserved

It’s sunny and I’m ready to go!

Nazir Tanbouli all rights reserved

This one will be live before the end of the week. Watch this space.

Making a start

I have permission from the London and Quadrant Housing Association to take over a semi derelict housing estate in east London and use the buildings (there are over 12 buildings) as a space for a mural exhibition. The project starts in March and is supposed to conclude during the Olympic games this summer.

nazir tanbouli mural 2

I’m working with ink on paper collaged on the wall, this way I can start now, and will avoid working outdoors in the cold winter. I’m doing it all so far on my own expense. Ink on paper on wall is a technique that as a mural painter I always wanted to do yet it was always dismissed by clients and commissioning bodies so I decided to put my theory to the test and see how it survives a few months of English weather; if it can survive that it can survive anything.

So far I started with 1 and 2, above; currently working on 3 with German artist Valentin Manz as a collaboration piece.