[Artikel auf Deutsch @ Feinripp Magazine: http://www.feinripp.net/streetart/streetart-luxembourg]
If you want to have a nice holiday in another country you don´t always have to fly around the whole world. There are heaps of nice places close by, doesn´t matter where you live. For us located in Frankfurt it is just three hours by car to the state of Luxemburg. Ideal for a recreation trip to the Moselle County with visits of numerous castles, fortresses and UNESCO world heritages. First we didn´t find any streetart at all overe there, maybe some little tagging on a tight corner. But we got convinced that there is definitely a lot of awesome streetart, it´s just concentrated on a huge spot. And by accident we found this little streetart goldmine and graffiti bonanza.
While walking through the old town and city districts we couldn´t vision any graffiti. There have been merely some dirty tagging and gibberish writings on a few corners, but not the kind of art we were searching for. Still some works are worth to mention. Actually most of them are located in streets close to the huge graffiti areal, which will get presented below.
One artist and his logo we recognized more often. We called him Window-Man. Or maybe it is a woman, we didn´t know, we just named it. You can find this graphic with the semicircle window, the blue sky and some swallows on walls of construction sites, on garage doors or house facades. It comes in several different colors as well of course.
SERVICE DE SPORTS
On one day we spend checking out the famous sights and did all that stuff. But on the next days we searched through the other quarters and districts, first we couldn´t find anything nearly graffiti like and countable material. But then in the neighborhood Hollerich we got lucky and stumbled over a real streetart gold mine and graffiti bonanza.
There is a huge areal like a Hall of Fame, free for spray actions and painting for everybody. On the compound next to the Service de Sports there are several huge and smaller stockroom, industrial factory buildings and storehouses which are all covered from the top to the ground with amazing artworks.
In one of the depots there is as well a skate park integrated. We spend quite some time there and couldn´t stop taking pictures. The scenery mix of old industrial factory architecture and abstract graffiti art and message writings is just fascinating. The space is busy and the walls are getting used continuously. There is a fluctuant change of the front faces, in eight month it can look completely different.
While we started taking photos, the graphic designer and sprayer Laurent Goergen aka JAEK just started priming and adding a black undercoat on one of his existing graffitis to paint a new piece on it. In an interview he showed us his art and t-shirt-prints and told us about the cool place and the graffiti scene in Luxembourg.
Service de Sports / Skatepark Hollerich
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