Archiv für den Monat Mai 2022

RUbug 2022 – Sleeping Beauty woke up very briefly

Last weekend RUbug festival for urban art came to an end. From 20 to 29 May, Westerholt Colliery became a centre of urban art and more than 60 artists from the fields of street art, graffiti, installation and performance, as well as painting and graphics, showed their work. The artworks were all created on the […]

HoF Unterführungsstraße in May

Everyone is talking about the rising prices at the moment. Of course, the materials for graffiti writers are not exempt from price increases either. One can really wonder that despite the skyrocketing prices, artists are still willing to invest a lot of money in a hobby that is not accepted by many people. In many […]

No one loves Party Poopers

Just recently I have learned that there is a technical term for what I’m doing: I am a street art spotter and as such not really part of the graffiti scene, but somehow still. I only observe and document the actual state that prevails at the moment of my arrival. I don’t see myself as […]

HoF Auf der Donau in May

Everyone knows the Game Boy and everyone loves it. This device is cult! When it appeared in Japan in 1989, it was a revolution in the video game market and since then, the system has sold well over 100 million units. Because only with it gamers could play their favourite games – like Tetris, Super […]

RUbug 2022 – The Awakening of old Westerholt colliery

In 2008 Colliery Westerholt, the last producing mine in the city of Gelsenkirchen, was closed down and the site fell into a deep sleep. Now, 24 years later, RUbug with the help of a pack of national and international artists has set out to wake The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods up again. REAMS has […]

One Thing is for sure – The Change

When I started to take pictures of HoF Villa RÜ, my point of interest was the painted wall. The façade of the building was almost untouched by the writters and so it’s a problem to find a proper picture to document the condition of the façade at that time. It was – and still is […]

One Thing is for sure – The Change

Hall of Fame Villa RÜ is well known to be one of Essen’s legal walls which can be painted spontaneously and without permission. But only the wall opposite the building is legal; the house wall of the villa is made of open-pored stone and is not approved for spraying, which was well respected for a […]

RUbug opens it’s doors – Festival für Urbane Kunst

Industrial site redevelopment, or shorter: IBUG. Chemnitz has shown the way and Ruhr Metropolis follows. After more than ten years of vacancy, the old Westerholt colliery opens its rusty doors. More than 60 international artists have revitalised the abandoned site with spray cans, wood, varnish and paint. RUbug aims to create an arc between street […]

Turbo Urban – The Spacial Miracle goes to a new round

Do you know the meaning of „Salon hanging“ or „Petersburg hanging“? It has got its name from the opulently covered walls of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and means the practice of hanging artworks close together and filling the entire wall. Soon you will be able to see this kind of presenting artworks in Düsseldorf […]

Notes from the streets of Amman

With the theme Art is Environment and Environment is Art, Urban and Street Art Festival Baladk returned in October 2020 for its 8th edition. With 17 local artists raising awareness on environmental changes and waste management, 18 new murals stand as strong reminders for the local communities to take care of the planet. The pictures […]