Kategorie Bochum

Hall of Fame Marktstraße in February

If I were from Bochum, I would already be more than busy with the designated Bochum legal graffiti halls of Fame. If I counted correctly, there are 28. For me, it remains with occasional flying visits. Regrettably, but inevitably, I miss out on a lot. The last time I was at Hall of Fame Marktstraße […]

Graffiti-Jam 2022 Bochum Rottstraße

During my wanderings through Bochum during the Wright Festival last year, I happened to come across this car park at Bochum West station, where a graffiti jam with artists from the area had taken place in September. Recently there was again a jam there, but this time I knew what I was in for and […]

One Thing is for sure – The Change

In 1986 Martin Magielka founded his label RAP X in Bochum Ehrenfeld, which has become one of the best-known brands in the streetart/streetwear-scene. The shop at Alte Hattinger Straße 11, designed 2017 by ENOC801, has got a new face by Berlin based artist Matthias Gephart recently. RAP X – Alte Hattinger Straße – ENOC801 (10/2017) […]

One Thing is for sure – The Change

The Change – that is a fact in street art and graffiti, I had and still have the most problems to accept and deal with. It’s a never ending story of loss as well as win and I can very well understand an artist’s anger, when someone else doesn’t deal with an artwork respectfully. In […]

Wright Festival – always good for a surprise

For 5 years now, Wright Festival Bochum is a constant in the street art calendar of my area. Rather mentioned in a subordinate clause of their Festival flyer, as a special addition besides the new murals, in the first days of November they have set free a gang of bloody crazy perfectionists of stencil artists […]

When Karl Marx meets Julian Assange

Although I don’t know the artist behind it, I recognised him right away – Karl Marx – with his stylish purple basecap and the $-logo. It took a while for the penny to drop and to identify his opponent, painted by INTRO1, and I’m still not sure. Could it be Julien Assange? Now that the […]

Bochum keeps me on my toes

Looking for the latest mural of Martin Bender at Schmidtstraße 12. the day already was fading. Will there be enough time to take a picture? Life is hard for a street art spotter, even if you are not slowed down by Corona (#FUCKCORONA), change of seasons or weather conditions. Well – looking for the Bender […]

Wright Festival 2021 – New Murals

This years Wright Festival produces two new facade paintings in Bochum. While Martin Bender has already finished his work at Schmidtstraße 12, next to Bochum West station, Sasha Kisselkova has started work at Quellenweg 4, next to Ruhr Stadium. Sasha Kisselkova – Quellenweg 4 Martin Bender – Schmidtstraße 12 more pictures -> click

Project Universitätsstraße / Waldring progresses

About 4 weeks ago I reported about the start of a project to design a 200 meter long section of the retaining wall of an overpass at Universitätsstraße next to U35 campus line stop Waldring. About 20 years ago this wall already was designed with large-scale graffiti to beautify this part of the city. Over […]

Wright Festival 2021

Northrhine Westfalia has a rich tradition of graffiti and street art and in the area a lot of renouned festivals sweeten your time. But when Wright Festival Bochum is announced, the street art year inevitably comes to an end. I would like to draw your attention to this years Wright Festival, which has already started. […]