This pedestrian and bicycle tunnel has had a wonderful make-over. The municipality of Tilburg thoroughly cleaned the tunnel and replaced the fluorescent lighting with warmer light. Several artists have submitted designs for painting the tunnel. The residents of the neighbourhood had a voice in choosing the design for the walls and Joep van Gassel's idea won. The artist was given a 275 m2 canvas to paint on. He depicted 10 animals that live in this area. And he really saw several of them in and around the tunnel while he was painting, so he told me.
Joep van Gassel is an urban artist from Tilburg who creates art in public space. Besides designing floor and wall paintings and objects, he makes graphic designs, illustrations and gives workshops.
Joep has regular community art projects, in which he organizes and teaches with passion for his profession. He feels like both a designer and a painter, qualities that come together in his work as an urban artist. His work is characterized by clear, powerful shapes, adapted to the environment in which they find themselves.