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In Conversation: Louis Masai - Little Observationist
I’ve been following the work of Louis Masai on the streets of London for a long time now. In fact, a photo I took of one of his street art pieces was featured on the cover of a World Wildlife Foundation report titled “Beyond the Stripes“) last year! His artistic style has evolved since, but the overarching message of support for endangered animals remains as strong as ever. Photo: Credit to Emil Walker I was thrilled to be able to connect with him in the run up to a solo exhibition, “Missing” which will be on display from May 25-27 at the Crypt Gallery in Euston. Immersive and interactive, the show will feature a host of endangered animals, from the threatened British bumble bee to the South African penguin. Visitors will be plunged into a forest, full of the scent and buzz of live honeycombs and see three bronze bee sculptures. They’ll watch an animatronic penguin built with a robotics specialist, take in gold-plated and resin casts, and enjoy brand-new patchwork paintings made from large scale murals that Masai has created internationally, from the Amazon rainforest to the streets of Shanghai. There’s a poignant reminder of the cost of the ivory …