A mural of the singer and songwriter Eva Lazarus has been painted on the wall next to the Villa Di Geggiano restaurant.
The ‘Spring’ artwork was created from a photoshoot by the street artist Zabou, who then hand-painted the edited picture onto the wall.
Zabou is a French street artist based in London. She creates large-scale murals mainly focusing on realistic portraits. She travels and paints “to make the world a more colourful place, one wall at a time”.
Villa De Geggiano said of the mural on Twitter:
‘Celebrating Spring with our new resident artist @zabouartist who painted the outside wall, making it a colourful place for us and our wonderful neighbours to enjoy. The subject is the highly talented @EvaLazarus who has recorded at Metropolis’.
Images above: Eva Lazarus
Working mostly with spray paint, Zabou creates large-scale black and white portraits with colourful backgrounds. Her artworks are both striking and thought-provoking, and focus on the expression and emotions of her subjects. She says she likes to push visual and spatial boundaries, sometimes creating playful pieces.
Zabou explores a variety of themes, finding inspiration in the history and the surroundings of where she paints. Her artistic world revolves around “humans, art, music, movies, nature, empowerment and love”.
She takes part in festivals and art projects all around the world, from Europe and Asia to South America. Her work has been exhibited multiple times at Saatchi Gallery in London. Later this year, the gallery will host her first solo exhibition.
A behind the scenes time-lapse video of the mural’s process was posted to Zabou’s Twitter, which you can see below:
— ZABOU (@zabouartist) April 20, 2021
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