Brixton in South London has seen the creation of the first ever mural painted with beer, with globally renowned NYC artist Danielle Mastrion adding street art that celebrates diversity, inclusivity, and creativity onto the bricks of Brixton.
Commissioned to launch Brooklyn Pilsner, Mastrion’s work uses paint infused with the new brew to transport locals to the New York borough of Brooklyn, which is officially twinned with the London Borough of Lambeth, of which Brixton is a part.
In bringing Brooklyn to Brixton, Mastrion has curated a taste of the neighbourhood she grew up in, which like Brixton, proudly fosters communities of culturally curious changemakers who inspire others and drive social progress, often through creative action.
A classically trained painter and muralist who self-taught her work in aerosol, Danielle Mastrion is also a socially conscious artist, recognised globally for advocating for social justice issues. Some of her most iconic art includes commissions for major brands such as New Balance and Nike, a makeover of Spike Lee’s production offices, and her infamous large-scale portrait of The Notorious B.I.G. commissioned by the family.
As part of the Brixton project, Mastrion and Brooklyn Brewery also invited the community to contribute to the mural at a blank canvas event on Saturday 27th of August, which saw experts and amateurs alike pick up stencils and paintbrushes, and under Danielle’s expert guidance, add their touch of Brooklyn-inspired art to the wall.