Archiv für den Monat Dezember 2020

Santa’s Sleigh

In Germany the second Christmas holiday traditionally is the day to visit and present family and friends. So this morning I made my way to Dorsten, where my family lives. Everything was planned accurately; even the transport carriage was true to style. Thank you 134 and merry X-mas to all of you too! Essen main […]

Open call for information – NOSE

This morning a request for help reached me via eMail: Hey Andrea, this strange year was sweetened a lot by finding a number of pieces of graffiti, depicting all the same – a runny nose. I would like to thank the artist(s), who have made my lonesome walkings a bit more pleasent. The noses appear […]

One thing is for sure – The Change

The Change – an always recurring topic in this blog. Over the years I have noticed a lot of changes in my surrounding. Sometimes it feels like a big loss when old familiar pieces of art in public space disappear, but mostly you get something new as a compensation. Better or not – the times, […]

One thing is for sure – The Change

Shame – Essen tidies up the inner city. A chameleon and an old piece of ADD ENTRY is lost. In times of Corona (#FUCKCORONA), people are bored and have too much time. Their normal strategies of distraction don’t work during the Lockdown. Fitness studios, cafes, pubs and every other beloved entertainments – nada! So they […]

One thing is for sure – The Change

In October 2017, under the umbrella of TRANSURBAN, BETONT.ES has painted the backyard of Atelierhaus Schützenbahn. Now, some years later, the facade was redesigned by a group of artists based in Dortmund, due to a project of Werkstrand. Backyard Atelierhaus Schützenbahn – BETONT.ES (07/2017) & a group of artists based in Dortmund (12/2020) Location more […]

Supporting Structure Colour – EIKE

Jan Schoch’s project Stützwerk Farbe, which is partially sponsored by the Cultural Office of the City, progresses. The aim of the project is to design as much as possible of the grey concrete columns of Helbingbrücke, which is a bridge of highway A40 next to Essen’s main station. Column number 6 was finished during the […]

44309 STREET//ART GALLERY shows „VIBANT ARTISTS ORCHESTRA“ – group show on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of VAO crew

I would like to draw your attention to an exceptional group show of a number of artists of the “Vandales à l’Origine”, including founding member L’ATLAS, who is doing graffiti since the 1990’s. Fascinated by the history of handwriting, he has studied calligraphy in several countries and designed his own typography. He frequently works in […]

HoF Borbeck in December

I recently was asked, why I ignore HoF Borbeck and of course, there is a reason, why I do not visit it frequently and that often as other legal walls in Essen. This time it’s not Corona (#FUCKCORONA), at least not only. HoF Borbeck is one of our halls of fame you have to ask […]

HoF Emscherhalle in December

It’s not easy to reach Duisburg by train at present. Due to reconstruction works there are restrictions in train traffic and we have rail replacement services by bus. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem, but the used buses originate from the reserve stock and are older than Methuselah. I hate replacement buses and so my […]

HoF Unterführungsstraße in December

Not long ago I had a competition with my Berlin friend to find the corresponding characters of the main actors in the TV series „The Masked Singer“ in graffiti or street art. I couldn’t find an Anubis and had to surrender. Now, 4 weeks too late, I came across a wall at Hall of Fame […]