“L’ Alchimiste” is an 85 meter long wall painted at the Lycée Jeanne d’albert Highschool in St. Germain-en-Laye, France. It is part of the first edition of the “Dans et Sur Les Murs” festival.
The theme is inspired by the novel, “The Alchemist”, by the writer Paulo Coelho. The story follows a young Andalusian shepherd on his trip to Egypt after having a recurring dream about a hidden treasure there. The main message in both the wall and the novel is to encourage people to follow their dreams and to live out their own “personal legend”.
Crew: Aim Crew & RTN
Location: From the country side – Denmark. Living in Copenhagen
Active since: 1997
Favorite surface: Anything nice and smooth, or the opposite, raw trashed walls. I’m a sucker for what ever is “paintable” in interesting surroundings. In short: Concrete and raw walls.
Personal motivation: The biggest motivation to paint comes from the never ending “chase of the dragon”. In search for the perfect balance between colors, composition, funky letters and style. I’m in love with all of it, so hard to leave it alone. As a freestyler there can be several pieces in between, before achieving just that. But that is part of the fun, you never know what you get, at the end of the day. (more…)
After having received a letter from the Urban Heart Basel organization we found it necessary to do an article on the festival that is taking place in the Swiss city this summer.
In the letter, they explained that thanks to the support of Montana Colors, 30 artists from different places including, Cranio from Brazil, Mr. Cenz from England, and Hugo Mulder from Holland, were able to participate in the event. (more…)
We are about to visit Las Nieves in Toledo, Spain, where Core246 and Ozen has gotten down to work on a production in the hot sun of the interior parts of the country. Colors and landscape in symbiosis with the context. There is quality graffiti in Castilla-La Mancha as well, if anyone was in doubt.
Piros from Belgrade, Serbia, is a graffiti writer involved with illustration and design from who we got sent a video showing a mural production made in his hometown. The idea is sprung from his own initiative and this figurative mural takes us into a surrealistic fantasy world. You can also follow the evolution of his intriguing style through his personal Instagram.