My problem with this article right from the start, was to find words to describe this amazing exhibition.
Street art is an art form that belongs to the streets (as the name suggests). It works the best in a connection with the local conditions and in interaction with the pieces of different artists together at the same spot. An exhibition mostly is a pale reflection of the feelings you have in the streets, discovering something new at a spot you have had a look at a hundred times before. You can find street art everywhere in the streets but how can this form of art be made understandable? Strassengold is set out to give an overlook of the street art scene of Germany with a focus on the local street art scene of Cologne and Düsseldorf. And yes – of course, the representatives of the German street art hot spots Berlin and Hamburg are adequately represented with BONA and MARSHAL ARTS amongst others. When Strassengold beats the drum, they all are on standby; 33 artists have played their part in this extraordinary collection and so it’s no surprise that I have shot hundreds of pictures there. Impossible to find out the highlight within all of those highlights. However, I still must say one to it: I particularly appreciated the presentation of a handful of beloved pieces of ROBI THE DOG who died in 2016.