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    Graffiti in Berlin

    March 27, 2014

    Berlin is a wonderful city. It’s entrepreneurial, exciting, vibrant and urbane. Creativity and graffiti are everywhere and I love being there.

    Street art in Berlin is a big industry. It’s not exactly legal, but the local authorities aren’t doing much to change that. From the authorities’ point of view, the graffiti attracts tourists, and the tourists bring money to a city deep in debt.

    “Street art is an umbrella term defining forms of visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations.” (Source: Wikipedia)

    Personally, I like the street art in Berlin. It certainly adds to the city’s quirkiness.


    A lot of graffiti is two-dimensional but I’ve chosen a variety of street art, some with layers and textures. Really like the vibrant scene seen here above.


    Love these knitted pieces permanently dressing this pole.


    There’s something so sensitive and beautiful about this black and white charcoal drawing.


    I like the juxtaposition here between the flat art work and the three-dimensional feel of the door panels.



    A collage of a girl’s face and hair. Great pink tones.


    A simple graffiti that has a nice three-dimensional feel. I really like the colour palette. I might use it in a design or future painting.


    More coloured graffiti.


    A beautiful glazed portrait permanently fixed to the brick wall. Stunning hair treatment. Is this considered graffiti art?

    Is there a street art scene where you live? Happy weekend. See you Monday.