Himbad and Marina Zumi, Hawley Mews, Camden Town, September 2016

553. Hawley Mews, Camden Town (2)

This is a wonderful collaboration that I saw in Hawley Mews, Camden Town during last summer. There is a great post about the piece from the  London calling blog, which perhaps more articulately describes the works than I might be able to do.

Alice Pasquini, Hawley Mews, Camden Town, September 2016
Alice Pasquini, Hawley Mews, Camden Town, September 2016

The girl and cheetah are by Alice Pasquini, an Italian artist from Rome, who has worked in many great cities all over the world. Her work, which often features portraits and uses light pastel shades, reminds me a lot of Hannah Adamasek’s work. There is a serenity and calmness in this piece.

Alice Pasquini, Hawley Mews, Camden Town, September 2016
Alice Pasquini, Hawley Mews, Camden Town, September 2016

The desert foxes by Himbad and Marina Zumi add a little humour to the collaboration. There is not a lot of information about Himbad, although lots of his work is posted on various websites. It would appear that he is based in London. His fox looks rather mischievous, which is pretty much in keeping with the other faces he sprays on the streets of London.

Himbad, Hawley Mews, Camden Town, September 2016
Himbad, Hawley Mews, Camden Town, September 2016

Marina Zumi presents us with an altogether softer and kinder looking desert fox. Marina Zumi lives and works in Sao Paolo and is perhaps more used to working large walls. She paints fairy tail animals, often at dusk or nightfall when the magic comes. You can read more about her work here.

Himbad and Marina Zumi, Hawley Mews, Camden Town, September 2016
Himbad and Marina Zumi, Hawley Mews, Camden Town, September 2016

It was a real pleasure to see this collaboration. Just one of the rewards for wandering around without any plan or map…psychogeography at its best.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

5 thoughts on “553. Hawley Mews, Camden Town (2)”

  1. I have a good idea where this is. We just recently watched, “The Lady In The Van”with Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings and it was set in Camden Town. Gorgeous work! I love anything with animals, of course.

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