street art

The London Police /   Chaz Barrisson and Bob Gibson

United Kingdom 1998

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti, Installation, Photography, Illustration

The London Police
Chaz Barrisson and Bob Gibson
United Kingdom
January 10, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

The London Police is an art collaboration between Chaz Barrisson and Bob Gibson that started in 1998 when the artists visited Amsterdam to rejuvenate the visually disappointing streets of the drug capital of the world. The artists display an art in illustrative and innovative expression.

They were part of a small group of artists at the end of the last century that helped pioneer a new 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.

From 2002 onward TLP started sending missionaries into all corners of the globe. London policemen have come and gone but founding members are still known to walk the streets of every city in the world spreading the love with pens and stickers. Chaz Barrison draws the iconic “LAD”, a little smiley-face guy, that the crew is so well known for. The other half of the duo, Bob Gibson draws a tight portrait and architectural illustrations.

In 2010 saw the return of Bob Gibson to The London Police after five years of touring with the indie band “MOSS”. And so the original founding members are re-embarking on their quest to combine making artwork and traveling the globe to better themselves and spread artistic love through the world. The duo has managed to form a partnership more cohesive than Han Solo and Chewbacca in Star Wars and is continuing to produce slick artwork that is tighter than a butlers cuff. “Never be scared, don’t be a hero and let the good times roll.” is the artists’ motto.

As well as painting the London Police also enjoy making short films, photography, installations, and music.

Their work has adorned buildings and galleries in more than 35 countries, like England, Holand, Singapore, Italy, Norway, Slovakia, USA, among others.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015The FourCorey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2015Breda Street Art ExhibitionBreda, The NetherlandsGroup
2015British ContemporaryOpera Gallery, SingaporeGroup
2014StolenSpace Gallery at SCOPE Miami Beach 2014SCOPE Miami Beach 2014Group
201415 Years Smiling with FriendsLondon Westbank Gallery, LondonGroup
2014Street Art AuctionJulien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallerySolo
2013The Many Faces of David BowieOpera Gallery, LondonGroup
2013The London Police and ZeusLook for Art Gallery, AmsterdamGroup
2013Moniker Art FairLondonGroup
2013It's all fun and games until someone gets hurtStolen Space Gallery, LondonSolo
2012Pop Up Street Art ShowOsloGroup
2012COMMA FestivalPerugia, ItalyGroup
2011Who Cares WinsOpera Gallery, New YorkSolo
2011Graff CityOpera Gallery, ParisGroup
2011AmsterdynastyBlack Book Gallery, Denver, ColoradoGroup
2011Graff CityOpera Gallery, ParisGroup
2011Installation, Scion Art Tour: VideoScion Gallery, LAGroup
2010The Italian JobGalo Art Gallery, TorinoSolo
2010The London PoliceHelmet Gallery, MunichSolo
2010The London Police Rides AgainBLDG refuge, Covington, KYSolo
200910 Years On The Circle LineStolen Space Gallery, LondonSolo
2009Fresh GeezersFactory Fresh Gallery, Brooklyn, New YorkGroup
2009Brothers in ArmsCarmichael Gallery, Los Angeles Solo
200910 Years Later Jordaan quarter, AmsterdamGroup
20084 GeezersAdhoc Gallery, New YorkGroup