otto schade street art london brick lane

The streets around Brick Lane are full of interesting street art. One of the most distinctive is this Smiley by Chilean-born, now London-based artist Otto Schade. Schade is fascinated by surrealist art, frequently using this imagery of his bandages in his work: in fact, he’s used it to depict such icons as James Dean, David Bowie and Mickey Mouse. There’s many more examples of his work on his website. And for great pictures of this work being created, check out the 50mm London blog.

There are plenty more brilliant examples of street art to be discovered on our London street art and graffiti walking tour. And let us know if you spot anything amazing – there’s always something new to spot on London’s streets!