A showcase of new works by the London-based French street artist & muralist ZABOU. The exhibition features new studio works, a specially commissioned mural installation and material from the artist’s own photographic archive about her work and subjects.
From the Saatchi Gallery website post
Zabou was born in France but currently lives and works in London. The street artist paints large-scale realistic murals world-wide, from Europe and Asia to South America. She also creates original works in the studio and limited edition prints. Zabou has featured in exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery since 2016.
Working mostly with spray paint and acrylics, she creates striking black and white portraits with colourful touches. Her practice relies on the photographs she takes of her subjects, focusing on their expressions and emotions. Her artworks, both in the street and the studio, explore the everyday life as well as contemporary topics, and ultimately what connects us all as humans.
In March 2022 Saatchi gallery presents ‘In Their Eyes’, a solo exhibition in our Gallery 15 space that showcases new original works by Zabou. The exhibition features a newly commissioned mural work, images of murals executed in recent years and preparatory photographs from the artist’s private collection
I’m excited to present my first solo exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. This event has been a long-time coming, because it was postponed multiple times due to the pandemic. The show will feature new original portrait works, as well as some of my murals, all featuring the amazing models behind them. They are at the heart of the exhibition.
Zabou’s Solo Exhibition
The exhibition was down in the lower parts of the gallery and as you enter steps lead down to the left. Here is a view of the from the top of the stairs.
The first images were a collection of Zabou’s murals.
Here is a selection of her paintings.
At the side of the steps was a fascinating collection of photographs that showed the original images that Zabou had based her murals and paintings on.
Sloane Square and over the Chelsea Bridge
After leaving the gallery I went to look for this statue of a boy that I seen before when at a London Fashion Week event held in the Gallery.
The walk from Sloane Square to Battersea took me over the Chelsea Bridge to Battersea.
Once on the other side I walked down to the Thames to look back at the Chelsea Bridge.
At the new Battersea Power Station Tube station I caught a Northern Line tube to Waterloo.
Leake Street Tunnel
Then into the tunnel itself.
High enough up on the wall this mural by Olivierr had avoided being tagged.
I walked out of the tunnel and into a busy street market before walking round the back of the station and back into the tunnel.