With most museums still closed most of the time in 2021, the streets continued to show some new elements. Artists didn't stop and continued to add to the already impressive open air gallery in Antwerp. Download the Street Art Cities app for more.Less
Commissioned by the Port of Antwerp, the artist collective Harmonia Gama painted a gigantic harbor spectacle (approximately 680m²) on the Euroports buildings. The design shows in a beautiful way what the port stands for: sustainability, diversity and connection. The people who make the port run are central: from dock worker to captain and from boatswain to cyclist and walker.”
The public swimming pool next to the parc lies in the epicenter of all urban art in this district. So local artist Rise One added something extra on the outer walls. An young girl seems to dream away thinking of underwater adventure on a remote paradise island.
Multi disciplenary artist Charlotte De Cock surprised many a commuter coming out of the classified pedestrian tunnel lwith a huge mural of mushrooms! According to her, a misunderstood product of nature that existed for ages and plays an important rol in our eco-system. And of course, super tasty not to be forgotten.
It looks like King Kong, but if you look closely you see a friendly chimpanzee helping a tiny ant. New kid on the block JW Van De Maele invites people to think about some of today's problems. People need to realize that we need to take care of our precious planet.
Lillo fire station in the center of the port is of strategic importance. Antwerp artist Bird set the facade of the buildings on fire with a mural entirely in the firefighting theme. A huge firefighter now adorns the barracks and if you look closely you can see the reflection of the local industry in the helmet.
On the back of the popular coffee bar Normo you'll find the last comic wall. Cartoonist Kim's design looks like a huge search picture and houses several well-known figures who are important for culture in Antwerp. Curious who you all recognize?
As part of a awareness campaign of women support group, young artist Napam transformed a gray electricity cabin into a mural with the message: Conquer the world by bike. Several people joined a bike tour along some female streetart and other highlights through the city.
After a one-year delay, the international graffiti festival Meeting of Styles landed again in extremis. Despite the restrictions, about 50 artists, mainly from Belgium, came to the spot and gave the endless walls a new look. You can enjoy all these masterpieces for a year until next edition in summer 2022.
In various districts, the dull, gray utility cabinets were transformed into small works of art. For example, in Klein-Antwerp you can find 10 cabinets with famous people who lived there. In Wilrijk you will find several as a tribute to Panamarenko. This participative project is a creative initiative of artist collective Treepack.