Sickboy Temple Shrines London

Sickboy Temple Shrines London

When

Ongoing

Where

Locations across London

Graffiti artists have always been more at home with the streets and walls as their canvas rather than hanging their work in staid galleries. One UK artist that has stayed true to his roots as a street artist is Bristol’s Sickboy and as a sign that he’s more concerned with what goes on outside than inside buildings, he is re-visiting the sites of his former spray-paint glories, where he is leaving Sickboy temple shrines. London is a city that has long been a space for street artists to express themselves and this project from Sickboy is something you can enjoy without having to schlep to a gallery event.

Personal Stamp
Rather than sign his work with a tag, Sickboy has long-pioneered his iconic temple logo as a way of stamping his work. This is a logo that you should be looking out for if you want to see one of the Sickboy temple shrines. London has many streets where the iconic yellow and red temple logo is already prominent. You may have seen it and not recognised it but if you do see something that matches the description and it is accompanied by a wreath and ribbon, you will have found one of the Sickboy temple shrines. London street art fans will be out in force to pay their respects.

True to the Craft
After years of bombing on the Bristol and London scene, Sickboy responded to the gallery exhibitions of high-profile artists by dropping a caged heart installation outside the Tate Modern. This was a reaction to the way graf and street art has become increasingly absorbed into the gallery arena. If you are a fan of his work, you will want to track down and take a look at the Sickboy temple shrines. London has many areas that are full of graffiti hotspots but they are increasingly demolished and washed away.

East is East
When it comes to prime areas to spot the memorials, if you live in East London you have a great chance of coming across one of the Sickboy temples shrines. London street art is hugely visible in the east and if you are around Old Street, Hackney Road or Dalston Lane keep your eyes peeled and you may well see a Sickboy original.

Sickboy shrines are concentrated in the East End but can be seen at locations across London.

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