It Must Be The Abs

Stencil piece by Polish artist Igor Dobrowolski titled “Sick Future” found at the Berlin Wall in Germany. This work is a series of stencils relating to social media. Dobrowolski likes to depict the bad sides of humans and draw attention to social and political issues.

“There are many topics that I try to move in my work, or maybe the topics move me, such as death, depression, war, problems of the poor and homeless, addiction, narcissism, lack of empathy.”
– Igor Dobrowolski

This is how I found the piece two days ago. And below is a better shot right after it was finished.


~ By Igor Dobrowolski ~ Photo: boredpanda.com


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Who is Dome?

Christian Krämer aka Dome is a German artist from Karlsruhe. Since the year 2000 Dome has been participating in numerous exhibitions mainly in Germany.
His style has developed significantly over the years, mainly in the use (or lack) of colour. In the beginning of his artistic career Dome liked to use a large variety of vibrant colours, however, since 2012 he’s been more into monochrome and keeping the object speak for itself without adding too much colour.
His works are highly detailed, realistic and surrealistic at the same time.

Enjoy his murals!

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~ By Dome ~ Untitled – Sadler’s Wells Theater in London, UK – Photo: domeone.de

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~ By Dome ~ Untitled – Sadler’s Wells Theater in London, UK – Photo: domeone.de

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Said Dokins in Europe

Mexico City based artist Said Dokins is visiting various cities across Europe and he is creating some amazing pieces on his way.
In Germany Said did some interventions of the series “The Hidden Text” in the context of IBUG Festival, in Limbach, Oberfrona and at OpenSpaceGallery in Halle.
Now he is in Bordeaux to present an Exhibition in Cox Gallery.

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~ By Said Dokins ~ ‘Die verborgene Schrift’, 2016. IBUg Street Art Festival, Limbach Germany. – Photo: Patrick Richter

This year, IBUg Festival took place in a small textile factory in Limbach,  abandoned just after the  fall of the Berlin Wall. The project “The Hidden Text”, attempts to elaborate a reflection on history and the marks that certain events leave behind. In Germany, the former division remains there in a different way, it’s visible through architecture, people’s life style, economy, or even social control and politics.

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~ By Said Dokins ~ Sun/Moon ‘Die verborgene Schrift’, 2016. Freiraumgaleriel, Halle, Germany. – Photo: Leonardo Luna

In Halle, another connotation is added to the project. It is an abandoned neighborhood, that is going through a recovery process. OpenSpaceGallery has created a recovery program through art, creating murals among other strategies of neighborhood improvement, which favor dialogue with the community, and also elaborate participative prognosis, where the inhabitants share their needs and inquiries.

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Meet Herakut

Since 2004 the German street art duo Hera (Jasmin Siddiqui) and Akut (Falk Lehmann ) has been creating magical murals around the world.
Their street art is mostly about storytelling and the creation of imaginary worlds. Hera sets the characters’ form and proportions, whilst Akut paints the photorealistic elements.

On their website they share: “[…]Herakut’s paintings are sensuous, savage, and always remarkable for their powerful dualism. Akut’s photorealistic details play out against Hera’s expressive, more gestural, line-work in canvases that seem poised to articulate stories of triumph and hardship. Humor and text are weaved their way into the work effortlessly.”

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“I dreamt I was a human. It was a… nightmare!” ~ By Herakut ~ Miami Wynwood – Photo: herakut.de

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“My Superhero Power Is Forgiveness.” ~ By Herakut ~ Mannheim, Germany – Photo: globalstreetart.com

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Little Present

I received a little gift from Lennart Schreiber per e-mail – a cute stencil-work found in Flaschenhalspark, Berlin that is part of a bigger piece.
The capital of Germany has a lot of amazing urban art to offer!

~ Unknown Artist ~ Flaschenhalspark, Berlin, Germany – Photo: Lennart Schreiber

Lennart has a huge talent for photography, click here to see more beautiful street photos!


I am always very happy when I receive an email with a street art photo or just a tip for a great street artist. 🙂

Have a nice day and feel free to contact me any time on Facebook or streetartrat@gmail.com!

Love Letters Building

In 2011 German conceptual artist HA Schult wrapped a former Berlin post office in thousands of oversized love letters that he collected from the public!

About 35,000 of the collected letters were used to plaster the outside of the building in a colorful mass of whites, reds, oranges, and blues, while about 115,000 more were found inside. This project was called “Love Letters Building”.

A letter from the latter read, “I can’t live without you. The loss feels deeper by the day.” Then ends with the words, “It is a pity you’re a cat.”*

~ By Ha Schult ~ Berlin, Germany - Photo: thisiscolossal.com

~ By Ha Schult ~ Berlin, Germany – Photo: thisiscolossal.com

~ By Ha Schult ~ Berlin, Germany - Photo: thisiscolossal.com

~ By Ha Schult ~ Berlin, Germany – Photo: thisiscolossal.com

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By ONUR & Wes21

Amazing collaborative murals by the two extremely talented street artists ONUR and Wes21!

Onur’s artistic tool of choice is the paint roller that enables him to create photo-realistic imagery.
West21 is a German artist who specializes in graphic design. He likes to use spray paint to create his realistic murals.

"Sweetest Sin" ~ By ONUR and West21 ~ For Urban Nation "One Wall" project 2015 in Berlin, Kreuzberg - Photo: Onur's FB

“Sweetest Sin” ~ By ONUR and Wes21 ~ For Urban Nation “One Wall” project 2015 in Berlin, Kreuzberg – Photo: Onur’s FB

"Sweetest Sin" ~ By ONUR and West21 ~ For Urban Nation "One Wall" project 2015 in Berlin, Kreuzberg - Photo: Onur's FB

“Sweetest Sin” ~ By ONUR and Wes21 ~ For Urban Nation “One Wall” project 2015 in Berlin, Kreuzberg – Photo: Onur’s FB

Enjoy the gallery!

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Who Is CASE ?

Andreas von Chrzanowski aka CASE or Case Maclaim is a German graffiti artist  known for his incredibly life-like graffiti based on the representation of body shapes and photo-realistic portraits sprayed on the sides on buildings all across Europe.
He is one of the four members of the “Maclaim Crew”, which was founded in 2000 and is considered as pioneers in photo-realistic representation within the graffiti scene.
Nowadays, CASE lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany.*

~ By Case ~ Sao Paulo - Photo: case_maclaim Facebook

~ By Case ~ Sao Paulo – Photo: case_maclaim Facebook

~ By Case ~ Friendensbruecke, Frankfurt, Germany - Photo: case_maclaim Facebook

~ By Case ~ Friendensbruecke, Frankfurt, Germany – Photo: case_maclaim Facebook

CASE says that he managed to capture the whole society in this mural.
Read more to see the detailed shot!

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