POLAND: Streetart Leszno – Independent city in the Wielkopolska Voivodeship – Urban Art Gallery

Leszno is a beautiful, medium-sized town in south-western Greater Poland (Wielkopolska), near the border with Silesia with a multinational and multicultural character. Many open-air events are organized throughout the year like the Glider Picnic, the Baroque Plus music festival or Leszno Delights. The City Theater, which is the first new public theater in Poland in 40 years, has also been operating here since 2016. And of course the city is also peppered with grandiose murals and beautiful street art. Photographer Agnieszka Pisarska has put together a collection of the greatest works. With art from OTECKI, EJSMONDT, HELLO ART, ANIA SZEJDEWIK, MIKOLAJ REJS and many more.

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GERMANY: Streetart Map Rheine – Ems Side Gallery, Bodelschwing Bridge and Old Train Station

Rheine is a Westphalian city on the River Ems near the city of Münster and the Dutch border. It is more of a small town with around 80,000 inhabitants, but still with some beautiful street art and graffiti in the urban space. Well-known artists such as MAD C, VON SCHULZ, BUNTE WÄNDE and INNERFIELDS delivered great murals for the Ems Side Gallery. In addition, the ADL CREW aka ADLETICS is strongly represented here with great graffiti. The open spray area at the Bodelschwing Bridge and the lost place at the old train station with urbex atmosphere are highly recommended. Photographer Holger Peter was visiting Rheine, initially we only wanted to make a smaller article. But then so many photos came together, a total of 634 pics with 83 individual pages, enough to make a map.

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CANADA: Streetart Montréal – Laurent Gascon’s fabulous Mosaic Series – Canada’s Finest

In his art LAURENT GASCON has managed to combine the two areas of ceramics and urban art and creates urban ceramic art or street mosaics, so to speak. He did his first objects in the Dominican Republic in 2000, the first mosaic mural in Montréal was done in 2009. During the years many special artworks dedicated to famous Canadian icons from the art and culture scene like singers, actors, writers or humorists followed. Here we have gathered the 13 existing pieces of this great series in Montréal.

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ITALY: Urban Artist Mrfijodor – Childish beauty of nature and ecological criticism

MRFIJODOR is the pseudonym of FIJODOR BENZO. He tried for years to have a tag like all writers, but in the end he was satisfied with his first name. As a child with a strong creative vein, he began by making monsters with LEGO bricks and drawing on the walls of his bedroom. In recent years, his production has been very varied, ranging from installations to thematic murals, but also performances and graffiti, which he has been dealing with since 1994. He creates works whose subjects are usually elementary forms that carry direct and ironically responsible messages; at the base a simple reading key, in order to always be able to dialogue with the user. Very often, his works are marked by a social or ecological criticism, using as a weapon a childishly amazed smile and a spontaneous and direct style, free from complex technical elements.

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GERMANY: Streetart Map Berlin – Urban Art Paradise at “Haus der Statistik”

The former seat of the State Central Administration of Statistics (SZS) of the GDR became the property of the Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks (BIMA) with the reunification of Germany. After the fall of the Wall, the “Haus der Statistik” (=House of Statistics) was used, among other things, by the office of the Federal Commissioner for the records of the State Security Service, also known as the Gauck or later Birthler authority. The authorities stayed there until 2008. Since then, the 45,000 m² building complex has been vacant. Till the artists came… Meanwhile it has become an amazing art paradise full of great works and new creations are constantly being created here nearly every day. Check out our gallery with around 40 artists and more than 500 photos.

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GREECE: Streetart Thessaloniki – All over Urban Art in ancient architecture

After the first days in Thessaloniki I just had no idea anymore how to categorize, sort or edit the pictures later. I just had thousands of pics and the whole city is literally a huge street gallery. On every alley, on every house, on every something, even on the trees – Yes on trees! – you can find spray can doings and marker writings. Altogether it is one social art phenomenon, a way of expression and nice to observe, to document, to read and to understand how the habitants change their surrounding. If you look closer you can divide this huge house and wall painting cover which lies like a curtain over the whole city. There are areas where it is more packed, like at the university, downtown and in the center, as well you can find in between whole concept houses, high quality group artworks and of course the brilliantly made and enormous mighty murals, which cover the walls of whole 10-level apartment buildings and even higher.

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FRANCE: Paris – Exquisit Oldtimer Car Parade

Old times, old captures, old cameras. During a visit of the beautiful capital of France we encountered a kind of open car fair or a meeting of exquisit car and oldtimer passionates. They gathered with their automobiles at the Carrousel du Louvre, that´s the park complex in front of the famous museum where you can admire the Mona Lisa of Leonardo da Vinci.

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ITALY: Borgo Campidoglio – The district of Turin that has become an open air museum

The Turin district Borgo Vecchio Campidoglio is the seat of the MAU – Museum of Urban Art which is, the first open-air contemporary art museum in an urban center of Italy. An incredible urban museum which houses over 170 works created by numerous artists who have left their creations and imprints on the walls. Here, strolling through the cobbled streets you will come across whales giants, mountain landscapes, portraits, trompe-l’oeil, flower growers, and even benches inspired by great artists.

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ROMANIA: Streetart Bucharest – Fantastic Flora & Fauna by SWEET DAMAGE CREW

During the OUTLINE STREETART FESTIVAL in 2020 great artworks were created by members of the fabulous SWEET DAMAGE CREW in the Bucharest suburb Vitan at Șoseaua Bârzești. The talented crew consists of the artists BIEX, BOEME, CAGE, LOST.OPTICS, PANDELE, RECIS and SHATR. Except for BOEME and SHATR, all team members were involved and delivered beautiful creative works from the flora and fauna theme. In addition, the befriended artist GABRIELA FLOREA was also invited to the session and painted a beautiful ladybug.

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IRELAND: Streetart Dublin – The Icon Factory Mural Project in Bedford Lane

The artist collective around the Icon Factory has transformed the alleys and streets in the Tempel Bar district into attractive art venues with color and creativity. The Icon Walk runs through the district with innovative and interesting works and in Bedford Lane, just around the corner from the Icon Factory, there is a special project wall on which the artist and project member Kevin Bohan creates grandiose murals at regular intervals with changing artists. Here is a history of the fabulous works of art and creators involved over the past few years.

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