London’s End of the Line crew (who are organizing the local Meeting of Styles) just sent an e-mail, informing about their latest Alien graffiti piece in East-London…
As a tribute to the vision of the incredible directors and artists who created the world of Alien, the contemporary creative collective, which is well-known not just in London for their large scale mural productions, painted all the four panels on Great Eastern street!
The Alien saga is a science fiction horror film franchise, focusing on Lieutenant Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) and her battle with an extraterrestrial lifeform, commonly referred to as the Alien, as Wikipedia knows to tell. Since the first Alien film was shown in 1979, the film series, related books, comics, mags and also the Alien vs. Predator films have evolved into an entire universe!
The epic Alien production proved that the Samurai Painting style ( No Thinking Just Movement) and offshoot of the Shaolin Shadow painting School can cover large areas with style and grace without getting caught up in indecision and monotony. This confident application of paint shuns the status quo of run of the mill photo-realism and adopts ultimate fun as its core principle. You should be able to see the paint strokes, the mistakes, the artists own true style and not hide behind technique and glossy reproduced image. The spray can is king and influences the final production. (endoftheline.co)
For me as a nerdy person, this combination of science fiction and graffiti makes my heart leap for joy. Well done Jim!