Martin Ron, one of Argentina’s best know and most talented street artirst is in London this week and painting a spectacular mural on one of the city;s best know walls.
Martin, 32, from Caseros, Buenos Aires, has been painting in the street for more than 10 years and is known for his giant 3D surrel murals using the technique of hyper-realism so that the bizarre situations he paints using seem to be happening in real life. This is the first time Martin has visited London.
Martin Ron says: “It’s really exciting to be in London and having the opportunity to paint this great wall that is seen by thousands of people every day […] Many of the best and most famous street artists in the world such as Banksy have painted in Shoreditch and it’s great to be part of the scene.”
Wheather forecast is good this week so the inauguration of the mural is planned for tomorrow, Monday 26th August at 2PM.
Martin is the latest in a line of international street artists to paint the 128 meter square wall in the centre of Shoreditch this year joining the likes of Phlegm, RN, Pablo Delgado, among others.
The project is organized and funded by Street Art London. Speaking about the project, Richard Howard-Griffin, director of Street Art London says: “The Village Underground Wall is the most prestigious wall for street art in the whole of London and it’s fantastic to showcase muralists of the calibre of Martin Ron on this wall.”
It’s a great initiative of Street Art London to bring a little piece of teh Buenos Aires street art scene to London.
Martin Ron painting his new mural on day 4 at the Village Underground Wall at 54 Holywell Lane in Shoreditch, London.
Some of Martin’s large scale murals in Buenos Aires