Kategorie Installation

Street Art Vending Machine …

… PLEASE INSERT JUST A SMILE I almost had a coin in my hand, to take away one of the presented artworks, when I noticed the fake: And the price to insert, a smile, developed to a peal of laughter. The preference of the artists for vending machines from Japanese origin gave the idea to […]

Thank heavens – They were there!

I must confess, I’m almost ashamed to admit, that yesterday the lack of public lavatories caused a serious case of emergency. No loos in local transport, that’s not new; I firmly counted on „Sanifer“ in Dortmund’s main station, but sorry for any inconveniences. My last hope – Dortmunder U – shut due to Corona restrictions! […]

Spring is upon us …

… and not only in the Fronx the trees are budding. After resting and refining their strengths for another year, artists crawled out of their holes and nests, where they have spent the winter in hibernation. Nature and artists outdo each other with fresh colours. Westpark – LYP CVA Frohnhauser Markt – Installation / Paste-Up […]

HoF Unterführungsstraße – CMYK DOTS

I haven’t had the opportunity to see an installation of Berlin based street artist OKSE 126 outside Berlin so far. That makes this finding very special to me. In Berlin however, those installations can be found more often, but as a tourist, beeing in town only temporary, it’s a question of luck. Since the year […]

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 […]

Goch history meets Streetart

From the beginning of this year, Covid 19 and the pandemic disease has mixed up my plans for the upcomiing year. My Berlin trip in March was cacelled and I was extremely sad, when I found out that Hafendampf had fallen victim to Corona (#FUCKCORONA). Anyway, even in times of Corona, or better – especially […]

BILMO – BANG BLOOM BANG

BILMO DE BACHATA is a street artist, who appeared on my radar 2017. He is based somewhere in nowhere between Düsseldorf and Cologne. His street name has found him in a tapas bar, where he was taken away by music a la „me gusta la bachta“. Since then his friends call him like that. He […]

One Thing is for sure – The Change

Owing to many sponsors and donations, since November 2016 it sparkles in its full beauty again, Albert Hien’s Light sculpture „ZOO“. It tops and decorates the building at Rüttenscheid’s central Market place, which houses a combination of newsstand and public restroom facility. Of course the kiosk is targeted by street artists of all stripes. I […]

Seen today in passing

In times of Corona travelling by public transport over longer distances is difficult and stressful, if not impossible, which moves Berlin and Kreuzberg far away and unreachable – initially. So it’s natural, to look around, to find something nearby, some kind of replacement. In Essen, the neighbouehood around Isenbergplatz is, what comes closest to my […]

Corona Stones all over Germany

In days of Corona, when lock down is a problem for everyone, a colourful sign of hope, not only for school kids, is to be found in public space. Handpainted stones are placed everywhere, to connect people, who cannot come close together. A colourful snake of stones, which gets longer and longer, can be found […]