Biography

The London Police is an art collective started in 1998 when two English geezers headed to Amsterdam to rejuvenate the visually disappointing streets of Hollands capital. They were part of a small group of artists at the end of the last century that helped pioneer the street art movement. After a few years of mixing traveling and making art in the street TLP began to receive worldwide recognition for their contribution to the graffiti/street art movement. They were included in many of the books documenting the scene and invited for shows and live drawing performances all over the globe. Some 22 years on TLP have amassed more than 100 shows and events in over 35 countries and their street work continues to pop up everywhere they go. Since 2009 TLP has concentrated on more intense canvas work, on bigger solo shows and large scale mural projects. The London Police are Chaz Barrisson who draws the iconic ‘LADS’ character and Bob Gibson whose tight portrait and architectural illustrations help marry the two styles to create an endearing, exciting fantasy world...

In 2010, Bob Gibson returned to The London Police after five years of touring with indie band MOSS. And so the original founding members re-embarked on their quest to combine making artwork and traveling the globe. “Never be scared, don’t be a hero and let the good times roll.” is the artists’ motto.

The London Police also enjoy making short films, photography, installations, and music. Their work has adorned buildings and galleries in more than 35 countries, such as England, Holland, Singapore, Italy, Norway, Slovakia, the United States, among others.