Urban art - Sint Andries Antwerp

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Urban art – Sint Andries – Colouring public space

“Hate it or love it” that is all I should say about what I am about to discuss. Nevertheless, artist Bart Smeets created a gigantic mural (twelve meters high and eight meters wide), in the heart of Antwerp, which is dedicated to the “Sint Andries MC’s.” 

These local artists have done a lot of good for this quarter. Hence, the graphical tribute. A proud Mc Scale is spinning like a madman, and if you look up-close at the chapel, you will see the face of another MC of the band named Slongs Dievanongs. The neighborhood, Sint-Andries, is proud of this piece of art (notice the absence of tags).

Nearby on the street called Oever, which you will cross when walking towards the pedestrian tunnel or the Kloosterstraat, you will find another masterpiece. Keep your eyes open, because while heading here you will spot some more graffiti at a small square commonly known as Munthof.

The second piece of wall art that I want to discuss is an exemplary bit of street artistry. It has been created by Brecht Evens. A Belgian comic book artist who has gone rogue. Although he doesn’t have the cool ‘Sinjoren’ DNA, I must confess that this marvelous piece of work shows how this artist has an impressive imagination and an atypical style.

You be the judge of these surreal compositions. Wandering through Antwerp, you will spot numerous pieces of street art, so keep your eyes open and fill me in on your discoveries.

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)