Archive for the ‘Street art’ Category
Have you ever seen freestyle art?
The art of creating a massive drawing – using only a black marker and a big sheet of paper – during the length of a song. The song is not just soundtrack to the drawing, but provides the essential inspiration.
The best piece I’ve seen so far is a freestyle drawing on Immortal Technique’s Caught in a hustle. Which happens to be a great song at the same time.
I’ve already shown you the Blu murals we bumped into last summer in Berlin. It seems Blu has visited Berlin again and has given the city some more magnificent gifts. Very environmentally inspired. As with every great artist, you might be fooled into thinking “this can’t be that hard after all”, but have a look at the scale, the work process, the details,…
Hans and me have been dreaming of visiting Scandinavia one time or another. This might be a good reason to revisit Arhus (my Erasmus destination).
Or even Poland or Bologna for that matter…
Come to think of it, what a life that guy has….I guess, he earned it all the way.
I was really amazed (or just awestruck) at seeing Blu’s and Ericailcane’s work “live”. (Two great Italian artists, read more on Blu and Ericailcane in my previous post).
I saw some Ericailcane sticker art (at least, I’m 99% sure it’s his) in Bar 25 in Berlin:
And was lucky to catch a few of Blu‘s murals (all near the Ostbahnhof).
On YouTube you can see how the first one is made, maybe you’ll be as awestruck as I was. Real, magnificent work. That’s why I really wanted to have a picture taken of me and the brilliant piece of art.
The street art in Berlin is amazing! It makes me wonder why we don’t have that as much in Antwerp.
Stricter rules or policemen? (Can’t possibly be the reason.) Less talent? (No, can’t believe that as well) I’m still puzzled.
As much as I am puzzled, I’m still even more amazed at all the wonderful street art I saw in Berlin. It was just too much to cope, so I took as many pictures as possible.
Here’s a small selection.