Unit 5 Gallery takes street art off the wall

In Depth gathers the work of over 20 international sculptural street artists

It may be named after the bands of road and building that makes up the built landscape, but street art is very often thought of as wall art, graffitied onto flat planes rather than integrated into the material structure of the landscape.

Unit 5 Gallery, which sits just off London's Hackney Road, is set to show street art that transcends two dimensions. In Depth, the space's first group show, gathers together work by over 20 street art sculptors, drawn from across the world. Their practices, which move between many mediums but all feature structural qualities, will be exhibited in the gallery's 1,600sq ft warehouse.

Among the featured artists are London's Ben Eine, famed for his lettering-based pieces, the figurative German duo Herakut, and the Devon-born Slinkachu, who customises miniature figurines before inserting them into the streetscape.

During the days leading up to the exhibition, some of the artists will engage in unsanctioned projects around London, details of which will be placed on Unit 5's Instragram page.