USA: Painter Andrea Jensen – Emotional Abstract DREA ART

“In each painting I am committed to creating sacred space, portals into imagination using abstract expression, color and texture. My paintings express an internal landscape that provokes emotions.” Drea Jensen – For the artist Andrea Jensen art is not only her chosen form of expression; it is also a special power and energy that can deeply touch and connect people. Her creative abstract works are doors to the mind and to the heart, they express emotions, good and bad, and touch the viewer on an individual and personal level.

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GERMANY: BUGA Areal Heilbronn – Nature Makro Close Ups

The annual Federal Garden Show (Bundesgartenschau) of 2019 took place from April 17th to October 6th in Heilbronn. On around 40 hectares between the old arm of the river Neckar and the new Neckar Canal there were heaps of garden constructions, plants and flowers exhibitions and a seperate three-hectare city project with 23 architecturally innovative buildings presented. The green relaxing area is still there and the council keeps it running with cultural events, music concerts or nature workshops. This little innercity flower and insect paradise is open for visitors after paying an enctrance fee. Here is a new 2020 collection of recent nature close up shots by the Heilbronn based photographer André Gellrich.

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FRANCE: Le Gurp – Bunker Graffiti on the Atlantic coast

These photos were taken in Le Gurp in the south of France. Artful colours decorate the remains of the bunkers and former fortifications on the Atlantic coast, which are sinking more and more into the sand. Every year, sprayers and artists come from the neighbouring villages and from Angouleme, one of the strongholds of graffiti art in France. The redecorated bunkers shown are located in the bay of Le Gurp, the nearest place by the sea is Montalivet in the south.

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MALTA: Streetart Exiles Beach – Promenade Graff Ground

In the main article we have already reported in detail about the Streetart Festival Malta. The website of the last event in 2015 has been preserved as a reminder and is certainly worth a look. It all started in 2013 as the Sliema Streetart Festival in the district of the same name. The Maltese crew of ADD MORE COLORS have combined all kinds of underground styles, from graffiti to tattoo, to handmade market or integrated comic convention, and in addition, artists from all over the world came to visit Malta.

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NETHERLANDS: NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam – Industrial Murals and Shipyard Graffiti

NDSM is the short form for “Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij” and this Dutch shipbuilding company existed from 1946 to 1978 in Amsterdam. Part of the old buildings and factory halls are meanwhile reused by other firms from the shipping field, but as well from cultural actors and alternative artists. The huge walls of the complex are peppered with magnificent graffiti masterpieces and regularly there are fabulous events.

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ITALY: Orgosolo’s wonderful Picasso-like and protest-laden Murales

In the mountains of Sardinia is the small picturesque village of Orgosolo. And it is indeed picturesque that it resembles a small art gallery. The streets and houses are completely decorated with fascinating wall paintings, with the so-called “Murales”. The works are often interspersed with the content of the protest or with paroles and slogans, the motifs also often show political or historically important scenes. But of course there are also a lot of other themes and motifs involved and time by time some new artwork is getting added.

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MALTA: Msida Spray Area – Western Gateway

The access from the west side to the Msida Graffiti Zone also leads directly into the middle of the skatepark area. You reach the skating playground from the west, but quite close to the middle of the square by a corridor. The effect is really cool to walk through. If you have enough time, you should walk through all those entering tunnels and underpassing gateways. After a while walking around this small oasis in the middle of the highway stretches, you have the feeling of being in a colourful and wide-branched labirinth while the continously there is the highway noise of hundreds of cars in the background. City Life!

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GERMANY: Fabulous CESAR ONE and the STONED NOMADS CREW – SNC

Krusty the Clown and Fred Flintstone, Garfield or Bugs Bunny. If you discover such characters individually or integrated into larger wall paintings, then this probably indicates the workings of the STONED NOMADS CREW, short SNC and in particular the crew member CESAR ONE. And this article here is exactly about this creative artist. CESAR ONE founded the SNC in 1999 with the  KRIZLA. Together with MIND21, SPASM, KOMA and other homies and supporters they form the team. For more than 20 years the crew has been increasingly supplying class material in the Rhine-Main-Area in Germany but also all around the globe. Check out the interview.

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BELGIUM: Banksy Exhibition in Antwerp

He is probably the artist of the moment in the stencil sector and by doing freak out art at random suprising places which is just making you think about issues and art also. And this went worldwide and the guy is keep on doing. Very nice!. Even in Corona times, he shoots really good stuff! Everyone knows him, but they don’t know him. Confusing, isn’t it? Such a short drumroll. None other than „BANKSY”. There was a great exhibition about his atworks in Antwerp at the same time while we have been around and we actually really found it! That was worth two Brouwer’s beers in a row! We just saw it by accident, it is cool, but we don´t have time to do it later, so means we have to do it now! It was defilitely worth it!

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