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Tokyo themed mural comes to town

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This week saw the hugely anticipated return of the internationally celebrated artist Dan Kitchener to Croydon. This time to create a large-scale mural on Park Street in the town centre, One of his biggest to date.

A thrilled Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison states ‘This work I think is one of the finest examples of his street scenes he’s done. He certainly keeps blowing me away with the work he produces’. The public love Dan! we have been so eager to get him back to the area. We felt it was really important to give him a wall when he did return that his calibre of art deserves. It’s truly stunning, it stops you in your tracks when you see it’

The artwork is one of many new artworks planned for the area. As Croydon is really firming up its global reputation as being one of the centres for urban art in Europe its now starting to attract some of the biggest names in the field.

The ‘Croydon collection’ is the brain child of leading art dealer Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison and is driven by his award winning RISEgallery. ‘It’s important we continue to expand our offering of public art its proved to have so many measurable benefits to the area. We have some truly stunning pieces already and have already amassed a stunning public gallery’ says Kevin

The artwork was jointly funded by Kevin himself and Croydon BID

Members of the public keen to see more of Dan’s work will be provided with a rare chance to glimpse his much sought-after studio work at his fourth coming exhibition at RISEgallery from 27thJuly - 27th of August. There will also be a chance at the show to pick up an exclusive limited-edition print of the Croydon artwork. These are expected to go quickly and are limited to one per person.

The 30ft by 30ft masterpiece, Electric-City, which is located on the corner of Park Street, near to the High Street was hand spray-painted and took the artist two and a half days to complete.

Mr Kitchener has painted murals all over the world, including in Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Cyprus, Canada and Japan.

Matthew Sims, chief executive of Croydon BID said there already plans in the works to bring more art to town.

"We are delighted with this latest artwork addition helping to create a more vibrant and memorable experience of the town centre," he said.

"The arts scene continues to blossom and we are pleased once again to be working in partnership with the RISEgallery in bringing international talent to Croydon.”

Mr Zuchowski-Morrison agreed that it was crucial for projects like this to exist to keep the area looking its best.

"It’s important we continue to expand our offering of public art its proved to have so many measurable benefits to the area," he said.

"We have some truly stunning pieces already and have already amassed a stunning public gallery."

Location: 

Park Street

Park Street
CR0 1YE

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