Art: Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones' Gates of Hell mural

Posted by Rob Alderson,

Late on a Friday night, when city boys spill out of the bars with the smell of entitlement in their nostrils (that and cocaine), Shoreditch can feel a little bit like hell on earth. But this underworld connection became more literal last week when to mark their new show, Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones installed an amazing mural of the Gates of Hell on an east London wall. The huge piece full of nightmarish writhing torsos was to help promote Erebus a new film piece from the talented duo. The photos are nice enough but the time-lapse below gives you a real sense of how this eye-catching work came together.

  • _mg_5078

    Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones: Gates of Hell mural

  • _mg_5080

    Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones: Gates of Hell mural

  • _mg_5117

    Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones: Gates of Hell mural

  • Screen-shot-2013-10-21-at-08.57.50

    Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones: Gates of Hell mural

Ra

Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.