Tag Archives: Netherlands

Heerlen Murals – Photo Round-up – Henrik Haven

Henrik Haven has been kind enough to share his coverage of Heerlen Murals, which has been organising a wide range of interventions, murals and activities from August to December 2016 in and around the centre of Heerlen, Netherlands.

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This year’s theme is called “There’s more than meets the eye” and it deals with the diversity and the ‘do-it-yourself’ mentality of the artform. The artist were challenged to produce work that have either a worldly or local context.

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“Let the good times roll” by Johan Moorman in Heerlen, NL

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Hard working people from HeerlenMurals project in The Netherlands had another successful year in 2015. After new interventions and murals by 1010, Dourone, Felipe Pantone, Millo, etc, they recently wrapped up a fresh new piece by Johan Moorman from Eindhoven.

The mural is inspired by the mining history of the region, the heavy industry and it’s monotone architecture. The building that Moorman worked on is from the 60’s, and has many rims and edges, glass and pebble, which made it challenging to work. But, the artist got around to wrapping those elements with his graphic imagery, creating a cartoon like retro-futuristic setting. Using limited color palette and basic patterns, the finished mural plays with perspective while utilizing the given architectural elements as essential part of the work. Along with bright colors, the artist thought the people could use more uplifting elements so he added the text ‘Let The Good Times Roll’ to complete the piece.

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Johan Moorman

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Tag The Jewels

Tag the Jewels is a worldwide street art initiative for which over 30 artists across 6 continents were invited to remix the ‘Run The Jewels’ iconic album cover art – two opposing hands, one forming a gun, the other holding a chain.

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The artists were given a very simple brief and the freedom to express their own unique interpretations of Nicholas Gazin’s original artwork.

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