With Buro Edison we collaborate with other people to make the neighbourhood Woensel West an even nicer place than it already is. Many times it’s a lot of fun. Just like last weekend when we organized Woensel Westival with a bunch of activities. One of the activities we setup ourselves was kind of an experiment but worked out really well! Eindhoven365, the city marketing, blessed us with some leftover clothing from their previous keiblack collection, and together with enthusiastic visitors of the Woensel Westival we started upcycling them. End of the day we had some great results!
Sometimes i help some artists in linking them to the municipality to participate in the painting of the electrical transformer boxes around the city. Here are some boxes painted by Ralph Roelse and ‘a nameless artist’ thats been very active on the streets lately. It’s a paid commission but with full freedom, so it gives them the opportunity to experiment a bit with new ideas. Big thank you Ruud!
Just two years ago i started Windows to the World with my friend Ben Plummer to give sign painters the change to make autonomous work and challenge them along the way. We worked with many talented artists and thanks to the help of many in two years we did two big events in the inner city of Eindhoven, an exhibition at Kelderman en van Noort, an event on Strijp S, an auction to support the local playground during corona, online challenges and collaborations between poets and sign painters. I still love the short docu Eindhoven365 made of us on our first event.
And check the aftermovie of our summer 2021 edition!
Thanks to my friends of the Ljubljana Street Art Festival i had a chance to show the work of one of Eindhovens most interesting artists in Slovenia!
ANTIGOON – SOLO SHOW DUM Project Space, Ljubljana / 28 June – 3 July Curated by Jasper van Es
Antigoon (Netherlands, 1983) makes machines that apply patterns with markers, spray cans and other materials.The result is inhumanly perfect and geometric. Yet you see the signs of materials that are actually made for humans: dripping paint, pressed crayons and pencilmarks. There is room for imperfection and so the work retains the raw characteristics of graffiti. During the Street Art Festival Antigoon will show different works from his series ‘Mechanical Buffing’ and ‘Ligature’. All works are for sale during opening times.
DUM Project Space Kolodvorska 6, 1000 Ljubljana Opening on Tuesday June 28th 19:00-22:00 Opening times Wednesday – Sunday 16:00-20:00
Antigoon is part of UCMasters in which talented artists are helped in their develop- ment with a grant and guidance.This guidance is coordinated by Jasper van Es. UCMasters is a project by EMOVES and supported by Cultuur Eindhoven, Provincie Noord Brabant and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW).
With my platform Windows to the World I organized the Black&Yellow, Black&Yellow, Black&Yellow jam during the Emoves Festival in june. I think each edition it’s important to experimented and challenge ourselves. This time we also challenged the public, giving them the opportunity to join and tag/write their name in the yellow plexiglass kiosk we build with our friend Dion Visser. And all the invited artists where challenged to only work with black, yellow and a little help of white and orange. Great day! More info here. Thanks Emoves and PluginCity for this collab!!
For the the STRP festival 2022 i initiated, curated and produced the project Mine is smaller than yours by the Slovenian artist that uses the alias Name:
In this project the innovative artist Name: collaborates with other artists and graffiti writers in the creation of the world’s smallest graffiti, using nanotechnology. In different locations in Eindhoven, related to the Philips history, we placed 10 new nano graffitis. During the STRP festival visitors could see the videos of the nano graffitis in Eindhoven and other places around the world. There is a map so visitors can find the real nano graffitis in public space. Invisible for the naked eye you can only see them when scanning the small QR next to the nanograffiti.
Already since the 1980s, the height of the New York City graffiti era, the graffiti scene has been marked by artists battling one another to demonstrate the superiority of their skills in terms of every possible parameter (size, color, number, new typography styles) and to occupy the best, most eye-catching spots with their works. In the ever-present street art battles for a graffiti artist’s place under the sun, Name: has used clever moves to assert his visible position on the scene. By developing nanograffiti, the smallest graffiti in the world, he humorously surpassed other graffiti works in size – which is also a way of actually giving meaning to the existence of invisible graffiti in the city streets.
We didn’t get the full funding we needed, but with help from a lot of friends we made it happen! Thanks to all of you!