Character by my mate LOD
Some fresh paintings I’ve done recently.
The beach seat was a commission, while the other two were part of a larger project. The project ‘Unter Strom – Hans-Böckler-Platz meets Street Art’ was a admission free workshop whereas the participants painted 13 of those boxes. The leading topic was to depict characteristics of any kind of the City Mülheim/Ruhr.
The abstract thing started with the ground plan of the site where the ensemble of painted boxes are located.
The eyes with the cat toilet alongside the quote are a reference to a well-known comedian coming from that city.
Transforming from/to Graffiti, Urban Art and Brick Art
The spray can, the icon of the Graffiti and Street Art movement being rebuilt with plastic bricks. In a second step making some decent photos of the built spray can, serving as a blueprint for spray painting the motive on the wall, completing the cycle. Painted at the Meeting Of Styles 2017 in Wiesbaden.
And the stencil version:
Fun fact that the show was in the St. Pauli Barrio inside of the infamous Millerntorstadium.
It was a literal blast, starting with a small collaboration, extending to a layout full of sound, engineering and street art/graffiti and rounding things up with an all-nighter in diverse clubs…
As a small surprise he also brought a tropical DJ booth along with a DJ and a selector.
My counterpart was a spraycan which got ‘blasted’ by the music. The spraycan being a tower of varying colour sounds echoing the acoustical sounds. The whole shape is deformed in a mix between an astral body and a bullit-like bending caused by the metal ball which is an integral part of a spraycan.
Unfortunately the shots of the collabo are semi, as lighting and stuff had to be improvised.
Last Year I was presented a fantastic material.
It was a piece of a wall, to be precise a fragment of the paint which covered the wall for the last decade or more. This massive layer of paint contains a sector of hundrends of graffiti paintings. Like sediments full of history and stories…
Although making jewellery was the aim of the workshop, I took a different path. For me, naturally, I had to pay homage to the origin. Therefore I carved out a graffiti style, highlighting the source material, making a graffiti out of graffiti paint(ed) graffities.
This can be seen as an excursion in an experimental phase. I’d like returning to this possibility eventually.
Shout out to Opty for the inspiration!