London Street Art Guide: 6. Ronzo's Monsters

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London Street Art Guide: 6. Ronzo's Monsters
A Credit Crunch Monster on Old Street roundabout.
A Credit Crunch Monster on Old Street roundabout.
A Credit Crunch Monster at Aldgate is eyed up by one of the City's traditional guardians.
A Credit Crunch Monster at Aldgate is eyed up by one of the City's traditional guardians.
More Ronzo Standards.
More Ronzo Standards.
A Credit Crunch Monster on Bishopsgate.
A Credit Crunch Monster on Bishopsgate.
A poster for Crackney's Finest - Ronzo's upcoming solo show at Stolen Space Gallery.
A poster for Crackney's Finest - Ronzo's upcoming solo show at Stolen Space Gallery.
Ronzo Standard, here pictured just off Brick Lane.
Ronzo Standard, here pictured just off Brick Lane.
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Whatever your stance on street art, you can't dislike Ronzo. His gap-toothed monsters have enlivened the corners of Shoreditch and the City, either in the form of small statuettes or on posters (see gallery).

Ronzo, originally from Munich, moved to London around a decade ago and immediately started bothering the walls of Shoreditch with stickers and posters. In recent years, his work has tended toward the sculptural.

Perhaps his finest hour came at the start of this year, when a trio of 'Credit Crunch Monsters' were drilled into place at the City boundaries - a wry homage to the dragon statues who traditionally guard the Square Mile boundaries.

Those chaps were soon cleared away. But one of their brethren still perches above the streets of Shoreditch. 'Crunchy' can be found on the Great Eastern Street side of Village Underground. Here's a video about the creation of this beast.

Ronzo's second solo exhibition, dubbed Crackney's Finest, can be seen at Stolen Space Gallery 19-29 Nov.

We've rounded up all the Ronzo creations we know about in the map below. However, we also know from Flickr that there are a few more out there. Please enlighten us in the comments and we'll add to the map.


View Ronzo Street Art Map in a larger map

Green pin = still there; red = gone.

Previously: Christiaan Nagel (mushrooms), CityzenKane, Eine, Roa, Stik.

Last Updated 01 November 2010