The paint spray has settled and the murals have been completed following a weekend of painting by over 60 graffiti artists from across the UK and beyond. On the 11th and 12th of July the International Meeting of Styles took place, a graffiti mural festival in London.
The Nomadic Community Garden in E2, played host to this mini-festival with music, food and craft stalls set amongst the planters and community growing beds, all surrounded by artists painting live across the 2 days.
The line-up was as diverse as it was high-quality with artists taking part from across the UK, France, Sweden, Russia, Italy, Spain, Brazil, and Slovakia. The original applications to paint numbered over 400 and the 60 chosen represented a mix of talented and brilliant artists painting at the top of their game.
The largest wall situated at the heart of the festival and standing at 18 metres wide by 8 metres wide featured artwork from 8 different artists, Adno from Russia, Awone & Tyme from Sweden, Djalouz from France & Kak, Ekto, DrZadok and Jim Vision from the UK. The artists painted an incredible burner wall that towers over the site at it’s eastern point, so we could all sit back, relax have a cold brew and watch the beauty being created.
Beside these talented cats, and set as a backdrop to the gardens were FPLO (Brazil) & Morgazmik who created a colourful, collaborative mash-up of psychedelic waves and characters, Trafik Grafiks contrasted in complete monotone, Auto1, Fumero, Jotace, Studi, Ewelina and Chuck (who were our late additions) took out the walls in all the colours serving up their signature style dubs.
Across from the garden we had a new collab piece by Stendec & Soma, down the road a 3D masters wall from Kid Crow, Ebee, Zase, OG Hush, Lloulie and Gams.
New friend Neoh, took on a different style by painting an abstract, 3 piece self-portrait. A few steps further along were the labours of AR, Himbad, and our radio supporters Itch FM’s very own Four. Gent & Newso of the 48 crew, Twesh, Ders & Odisy all repping the UK in style.
After great shows in London and Copenhagen in July next MOS are coming up in Lublin (Poland) and Antwerp (Belgium) before MOS Europe is being closed at the Aerosol Arena in Magdeburg (Germany). I Support Street Art is an official media partner of the International Meeting of Styles Organisation and proudly brings you all the latest freshly served!
01-02 August 2015, Lublin (Poland)
21-23 August 2015, Antwerp (Belgium)
04-06 September 2015, Magdeburg (Germany)
11-13 September 2015, St. Louis (USA)
18-20 September 2015, San Francisco (USA)
25-27 September 2015, Houston (USA)
03-04 October 2015, Monterrey (Mexico)
10-11 October 2015, Durango (Mexcio)
17-18 October 2015, Mexico DF (Mexico)
21-26 October 2015, Merida (Venezuela)
06-08 November 2015, Lima (Peru)
13-15 November 2015, Porto Alegre (Brazil)
Eventhough we are still in full progress MOS 2016 is already in preparation with new venues and new spots. In order to expand our horizon we are looking for sponsors and supporters. If you have links to any potential sponsor to support MOS worldwide, link us up! It is about time big brands finally support the culture and not only use it!