Across the street from the train station in Marrakech is this large mural of Aziz the mason, a Berber man in a wool hat. It was painted by German artist
Hendrik Beikirch in 2015. Beikirch first worked with spray paint 30 years ago.
In 2014 Beirkirch spent some time as an artist in resident at Jardin Rouge, a program sponsored by the
Montresso Art Foundation in Marrakech. The work that he did here became the Tracing Morocco project. For this project, Beikirch painted 22 portraits of Moroccans he had met; it is meant as a tribute to those whose traditional ways are disappearing. Not only were portraits printed in a book of the same name, but also they were painted as large murals in different places around the world including the Netherlands and New York City.
Posted in Marrakech, Morocco |
Tagged Aziz, berber, face, Henrick Beikirch, Jardin Rouge, man, Montresso Foundation, mural, portraits, Tracing Morocco |
Back in 2015 I saw these three murals by
Nicholai Khan in Las Vegas. Khan was born in Trinidad but moved to Manhattan (New York City) in the 1980’s.
below: Charlie Chaplin & his dog, surrounded by laughter.
below: Mickey Mouse doesn’t look very happy.
Posted in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA |
Tagged #thinkvegas, Charlie Chaplin, clown, face, ha ha ha, hair, laughter, leaves, mickey mouse, Nicholai Khan, sad, tree, woman |
The entrance to Strachan Place (in Melbourne CBD) is marked by a large mural by adnate.
below: I am not sure who the artist is but the white rabbit wants you to know that it’s 12:01. Is that late?
Scroll down to the next post to see more adnate in Melbourne.
Posted in Australia, Melbourne |
Tagged Adnate, alley, bike, CBD, couple, face, green, lane, man, Melbourne, mural, time, watch, white rabbit, woman |
Another artist with work in Artists Lane is heesco, a Mongolian born artist now living in Melbourne.
below: A marvelous blue woman with a glass of red wine in one hand while she gives you the finger with the other hand.
below: An abstract explosion of colour and energy
below: A close up of the one above:
Posted in Australia, Windsor |
Tagged abstract, Artists Lane, black hair, blue woman, face, finger, heesco, mural, red wine, sunglasses, woman |
Georgia the country that is, Tbilisi Georgia
below: Love is life. Not sure if there is meaning to the handgun and bullet holes
below: Michael Jackson
below: blowing smoke
below: Looking out the window
below: James Joyce
below: Cafe Linville
Posted in Georgia, Tbilisi |
Tagged Cafe Linville, couple, face, girl, head, hearts, James Joyce, love, Michael Jackson, mural, stencil |
below: The intersection of San Cayetano and Calle de Embajadores. A wall encloses a playing field of some kind.
below: Looking down San Cayetano
below: Street art on the wall signed by @elreydelaruina (Ruina R64)
below: Parts of letters on the wall. Tuuulibreria is a bookstore where you (the buyer) decide how much the book is worth.
below: And above the bookstore, a table ready for dinner. The words above the wine bottle are an ode to Embajadores, “mi barrio” i.e. my neighbourhood.
Posted in Madrid, Spain |
Tagged brick, elreydelaruina, Embajadores, face, heart, helmet, Madrid, mask, mural, pineapple, Ruina R64, sword, Tuuulibreria, wall |
The following photos were taken in a walled park (or community garden) in Madrid in March 2018.
below: Face and fishes by Lazaro Totem
below: El Indio
below: Por Favor is a street artist whose work can be seen around Madrid.
below: The front of a large ROA animal
below: And the back part of the animal, and the left part of the mural
below: Another El Indio. He’s wanted for something!
below: A long drawn mural with lots of detail.
below: A close up of part of the mural above
below: The Madrid coat of arms is the blue shield shape with a bear and a tree in the middle, similar to what is painted here. The man chopping down the tree is definitely not on the coat of arms!
below: Vegan bunnies
Posted in Madrid, Spain |
Tagged bear, El Indio, face, fish, girl, ianah, Lazaro Totem, mask, mural, painting, Por Favor, ROA, street art, vegan bunnies, walls, wanted |