Brightly painted houses sit atop a hill in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico on April 4th 2017. The initiative, promoted by the Crime Prevention Secretariat, seeks to motivate young people to paint murals in their communities. Credit: AFP/Yuri Cortez via @theeconomist and @leentje_brands
Last year @cyrcle painted this beautiful mural for us as an homage to the victims of the terrorist attacks on Brussels @Regrann from @urbanartbelgium - In memory of the attacks at the airport in Zaventem by @cyrcle
Something new by @obeygiant for @urbannationberlin with a strong message against racism. Well played, sirs! @Regrann from @vnamagazine - New Shepard Fairey / @obeygiant wall in Berlin for Urban Nation / @urbannationberlin -
Available in your local bookstore, our official exhibition catalogue via @uitgeverijlannoo! 📕@Regrann from @uitgeverijlannoo - @thcrstlshp in Oostende is het grootste festival rond kunst in de publieke ruimte. Ontdek in het bijhorende boekje de verhalen achter de kunstwerken én de kunstenaars.
Big fan of what are friends @telmomiel recently painted in Adelaide, Australia @Regrann from @telmomiel - 'Knight in Shining Armor' our finished piece for @wonderwallsfestival 🇦🇺Thanks @vanstheomega for getting us Down under! @tony_kearney_10 📷
@ourportadl @cityofpae @taubmans @ironlak @coateshire @questportadelaide @adelaidehillsdistillery
Totally in love with this stunning indoor installation by our friends @hello_collective for the exhibition Nouveau Western in Mons! ❤ @Regrann from @jer_hellocollective - Our contribution for the collective exhibition "nouveau western " at the museum of fine art, mons . Our artwork is based on a dialogue with the painting of AMéDée CORTIER (1921-1976). See you there !
Posting a different angle of our @rickyleegordon work shot by @fifthwalltv. On permanent view in Ostend, where we have our annual festival! @Regrann from @rickyleegordon - Wanted to share another angle of my wall from a few weeks back.
THROW A DROP OF WATER INTO THE SEA TO PREVENT IT FROM DRYING UP
Oostende Belgium 2017
For @thcrstlshp public art festival .
At first I wanted to paint someone from the social housing where I was painting in Oostende
But I didn't want to portray anyone for any specific meaning. I like to paint people half cropped to be a symbol for and represent all of us as I don’t want to celebrate or glorify any one person.
So I interviewed people living there and going into their homes found that they all had these photo albums of memories and people. Some known and some unknown to them
This is something we can all identify with and this was the inspiration for the mural
A homage to memories
A reflection on nostalgia
A symbol of interconnectedness
How we keep memories alive of those know and those unknown to us
The text on the wall and the title of the piece is ‘Throw a drop of water into the sea to prevent it from drying up’
This line is inspired by the teachings of Gautama Buddha
When the Buddha was asked how one could prevent a drop of water from drying up? He replied: "By throwing it into the sea."
May all be free and may all be happy
Thank you to all the people that helped make this mural possible
Photo by @fifthwalltv