Earlier this month in Belgium, the third iteration of the The Crystal Ship art festival (also see 2016 & 2017) welcomed in an international roster of artists to create murals and art installations in the coastal city of Ostend. One of the standout walls comes from Sainer (featured) of the Etam Cru entitled Podkarpacie, a painterly piece which appears to be named after a province in Poland. The stunning mural highlights Sainer’s skills when playing with soft focus and perspective, while working with a muted palette. We’ll have a recap […]
Currently at the The Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium, Slinkachu has some works on view as part of a new group show Manufactories of Caring Space-Time. Not only does the UK-based artist have his signature miniatures on view that are part of the museum’s permanent collection inside but also has some installations outdoors as is his practice. Take a look at some of the clever and humorous scenes he has laid out for unsuspecting passerby’s to discover. Discuss Slinkachu here.
We’ve already reported on some of the murals created on the streets of Ostend in Belgium as a part of the second edition of The Crystal Ship festival that took place last week. With all the pieces being officially finished and signed by the artists, we’re bringing one final look at this year’s works. Stepping aside from the city center, Axel Void painted a large mural on the social housing building on the outskirts of Oostende. After spending a couple of days meeting the people living in the […]
On the 1st of April, the second edition of The Crystal Ship Festival officially started in the Belgian coastal city of Oostende. The launch of the event was marked with the arrival of the six meters tall Inflatable Refugee sculpture by Belgian art collective Schellekens & Peleman (seen above). This striking piece balancing on the border of public art, dadaism and interventionism, has travelled around Europe, from Denmark to Venice. Its arrival at Oostend’s Montgomery Dock is a continuation of the artists’ efforts to raise awareness about […]
Recently during the Rock Werchter Festival of Belgium, Deih was invited to paint some stacked metal storage containers for the North West Walls event. Working well with the unique painting surface, the Spanish street artist chose to create some of his signature otherworldly comic-inspired imagery with an upside down character. He further explains his piece – “We, humans, only can watch at Cosmos’ face trapped by our limit´s perception. We will follow trying to understand it although I think we are not able to think […]
With numerous street art/mural festivals being organized around the world, with the idea of bringing the finest street art to city centers and beautifying the urban area, Google recently took a slightly different approach to the concept with their Data Center Mural Project. The idea of this massive program is to beautify their large data centers around the globe and connect them with the people that drive and walk past them. Whether it’s sharing photos, searching the web, or translating languages, billions of requests are sent to these […]
From the 26th of March until the 10th of April, the Belgian coastal city of Ostend hosted The Crystal Ship festival on its streets. Better known for their beer festival, the town instead gifted their public space to world-renowned artists to create works through the city. Besides the pieces we have already shared with you from ROA & 1010, seen here are also large scale murals on large facades (Fintan Magee, Cyrcle, Agostino Iacurci, Franco Fasoli, Faith 47, Elian, Pixel Pancho), murals on industrial buildings (Guido Van Helten), a piece on […]
After a look at what ROA painted for the Crystal Ship Festival on the streets of Ostend, we now can share some photos of 1010 at work for the event. The German artist painted his signature patterns on these side of a structure, providing a striking contrast to the drab building with this optical illusion. Take a look are more photos below at the details and get ready for more coverage of other artists and what they created for their fans in Belgium. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss 1010 here.
Last week, ROA returned to his home country of Belgium to participate in the Crystal Ship Festival on the streets of Ostend. The muralist decided to paint some of his favorite imagery that fans have seen from him the past – a stack of animals. Other artists slated to participate include 1010, Fintan Magee, Guido Van Helten, Pixel Pancho, Robert Montgomery, Ella & Pitr, Agostino Iacurci, Faith47, Ever, Cyrcle, JAZ, Elian, Isaac Cordal, Biancoshock & Zio Ziegler. Via StreetArtNews. Discuss ROA here.