As I try to look back on where my obsession to find new Graffiti Art comes from, I can only think of one answer: My Mother.
Without her motivation/ skills to drive a car, we would have never ended up in the places we sometimes did.
It all started in the village where Street-Art has lived its own life for many years (and hopefully many to follow): DOEL. This village was condemned by some forces higher on the ladder of decision making, to be destroyed and to make place for a larger ‘Port of Antwerp’. However -after many years of fighting against higher powers- the few villagers who have refused to leave, are surrounded by abandoned houses. These abandoned houses, on the other hand, have made place for some other stunning creatures:
Anyhow, long story short, in case Antwerp is nearby and you have a car: GO TO DOEL before it’s too late!
The other fancy picture of another bird, is not made in Doel. This time, my mother and I (mostly my mother though), decided to discover a ‘new graffiti environment’. NIEUW ZURENBORG is the name of a region -also in Antwerp- that is not abandoned and maybe a little bit easier to access. 4 streets have been totally drenched in Graffiti and the result is simply stunning: *this little wow voice will pop up in your head*
OK No more spoilers pls.
I know life is hard and escaping through a computer screen is f**kin easy but please get out and SEE STUFF. Graffiti can be found on walls everywhere, and the best part is:
“Walls cannot charge you like Museums do”
That’s why: Thanks Mum for learning me to explore walls!
Hugs and Good Vibes