Biology students can close their books for a moment and come examine Roa’s extremely detailed work. Every muscle, every hair, all the organs and the skeleton: Roa draws it perfectly. Ostend got a pyramid of rodents. Because of the dark colours and the closed eyes, we are not quite sure if the animals are sleeping or if they are dead. Fun fact: Roa painted his work in two days’ time.
Most of Strook’s works are made of recycled wood and his largest work so far hangs above the tourist office. Strook only wanted to use wood from Ostend and that is why he has taken pieces of wood from the Mercator as well as from the Assanat, a ship that sank, causing the death of two fishermen. Furthermore, the portrait looks slightly musing towards the sea.
After having been in Mexico in January, Johannes Mundinger went to Kortrijk, Belgium, where he painted this former casino, concert hall, school, now: bookstore, café and event space. It looks quite small because the doors and windows are so big, but once you have people as a reference, it suddenly grows.
It´s located on the back of the building, where there will be the outside part of the cafe in summer. From inside you only have some painted window frames here or there that give a hint to the mural outside, waiting to be discovered by the visitors.
This piece was organized by the good people from The Crystal Ship.
Sainer from Etam Cru was recently invited by the Une Ville En Couleur project to paint a large piece on the streets of Brussels in Belgium. Entitled “Mother”, the Polish artist brought to life some of his signature ultra-detailed imagery for the locals to enjoy. The meaning of this one goes straight to the point but is also open to personal interpretations. The young girl in the background is holding a piece of Rowan tree which in Slavic symbolism is considered as a tree that will warn them of upcoming danger.
The Crystal Ship invited Telmo & Miel to paint a massive mural on the streets of Deinze. The Dutch duo brought to life some of their surreal photo-realistic imagery with this artwork showing a remixed version of the Queen’s guard and their iconic bearskin.