GERMANY: Streetart Berlin – Fantastic Parkaue Art Space – Graffiti Wall, Theatre and Community Center

The “Theater an der Parkaue”, called “Junges Staatstheater Berlin” in the Lichtenberg district, is one of the largest state theaters for young audiences in Germany. “Who owns the stage and what takes place here?” – With this question, the theater opened its stage in 2020 and founded the Parkaue Community Theater. The Parkaue became the host for the whole city, a place and springboard for creative encounters, exchange and togetherness. People of all ages could experiment, try and meet each other in artistic formats free of charge. Behind the building complex there is as well a large graffiti wall with constantly changing great creations. Here is the gallery of the meanwhile collected works by over 50 artists with more than 500 photos.

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NETHERLANDS: Longest Painting in Amsterdam – Foodstrip – KARSKI & BEYOND // BIER EN BROOD

In the summer of 2018, KARSKI & BEYOND and BIER EN BROOD joined forces to create the longest painting in Amsterdam. Commissioned by the Caransa group, a design was made for more than 160 meters in length, giving the client a lot of freedom. The entire wall was built especially for the artists. The two artist duos worked closely together to make the different styles flow together smoothly and to tell a continuous story. In a period of about four weeks, the entire painting was made in Southeast Amsterdam along the so-called Foodstrip.

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ITALY: Teatro Colosseo Exhibition – Streetart in Blu 3 – BANKSY, BLU & ROBERT DEL NAJA

In June 2021 the fantastic exhibition “Streetart in Blu 3” opened its doors in the Teatro Colosseo with artworks from the famous leading urban artists BANKSY, BLU and ROBERT DEL NAJA aka 3D. The show rooms of the contemporary and alternative art museum at Via Madame Cristina 71 in Turin were peppered with magnificent creations made by those three masterminds. On information boards or on digital and audiovisual info screens, visitors were able to find out about the backgrounds of the works and makers. Additionally they showed an exciting interview with gallerist Steve Lazarides made by Andrea Olcese for the famous magazine Artibune. The exhibition was curated by Xora, Lacryma Lisnic and Serena Aisto with awesome lighting designs by Riccardo Bonis and Francesco Dell’Elba.

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GERMANY: Streetart Halle an der Saale – Freiraumgalerie – Fantastic Urban Art Museum

The streetart photographer Alexej Roth from Heilbronn collected great photos of urban art during a trip to the town of Halle an der Saale, means next to the Saale river. Most of the artworks are located around Landsberg Street at the FREIRAUMGALERIE. For years the buildings around have been abandoned and the area was kind of a lost place. The artists brought life to it again. Not only with amazing paintings all over, there is even an artistic playground area where everybody can add some wood and be part of the creation process. It’s an alternative colorful place which you can admire by looking at, but further more the concept motivates you to take part in creating. Check out the photo gallery.

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GERMANY: Artmos4 – We create atmosphere! – Marcus Dörr – BFREE – Sprayer & Graphic Designer

The graffiti artist and graphic designer Marcus Dörr has been active with spray cans since 1992, initially under his sprayer name BFREE, later additionally under the name of his founded graphics agency Artmos4. As a trained screen printer, he also uses various techniques that are actually unusual in graffiti. The results are beautiful flora and fauna sceneries and high quality works of art. Especially his hummingbirds and owls are quite famous meanwhile. We had Marcus as a studio guest on the show x-wie-raus at Radio X and talked about his art.

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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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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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