Picture Wednesday – Art on Your Doorstep.

I found this beautiful piece in North London, where there was just a cold wall before.

The house is a regular home. It must feel a little strange going through the door every day at first, having this big artwork just there, as if the front door just cut through the actual paint. Would you like your front door to cut through an artwork?

I’m afraid I don’t know who’s painted it. I just thought it was beautiful. Enjoy!

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Thanks for checking this Picture Wednesday blog post today!

A Londoner from Afar

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Picture Wednesday – Are You Looking for Something?

So, what do you make of the picture below?

I haven’t read anything about it, which means that I can only rely on myself to interpret it. I didn’t know what those red lines are, but they seem to fall pretty much in the same way rain falls in London. A bit like yesterday evening.  Continue reading

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Picture Wednesday – Video Killed the Radio Star

Some decades ago, someone wrote a song called Video Killed the Radio Star and Queen wrote Radio Ga Ga, which seems to support that channel. What if we had a combination of radio and images? Can creative tech gadgets be useful too?

See below what I mean. Continue reading

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Picture Wednesday – Are We All Disconnected?

We check mobiles hundreds of times per day, even while we are talking to others. That is plain bad manners, similar to not acknowledging someone else when entering a room. However, it’s become so common place that I have started to consider this nomophobia a bit more leniently. Still, I don’t know if it is a good thing or not. It does bother me when people check their phone in the middle of a conversation.

The street artist Zabou seems to have translated all this into a great mural in North London. The characters in the paint below seem to be melting away together with their mobile phones. Its location, a quiet back street, might actually be saying something too. Something like ‘this happens everywhere’. Continue reading

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Picture Wednesday – Celebrating Street Art

Last Sunday, the Western world celebrated women.

I couldn’t help thinking it was so hypocritical… Do women around the world get the help they deserve and need during the rest of the year? What about men who may also need it? It is sad that we still have to hold this kind of events to remind ourselves that not everyone is considered equal.

I’m not going into this any further. I just thought I’d share here the picture below, which I took near Camden Market, in North London. This painting is one of those street art examples which crop up in the hardest places to access by anyone, let alone an artist who may need some room to maneuvre. It was on top of a building and it looked like a woman. In fact it’s the portrait of Zabou, the street artist, by Ala Niz. Continue reading

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