Curiosity 2015

Supported by SAMA, Street Art Museum Amsterdam 

The wall is hidden behind the tree, which creates a new ambiance for the artwork in each season. The idea is to create curiosity about the artwork in summer time, after which the artwork will show at the darkest time of the year in winter. At the bottom of the grey wall is a classic graffiti piece dated to 1997, by the notorious Amsterdam writer, JUICE. Although discussed with stakeholders, Stolyarova refused to paint over the piece as a way to continue dialogue on whether contemporary ‘street art’ and ‘classic graffiti’ are related, contrary to assertions made by the curators of the exhibition, Graffiti. New York meets the Dam, happening that same year at Amsterdam Museum. SUSO33’s work creates a sense of continuity and transition from the bottom to the top of the wall, giving recognition to the existing graffiti, while connecting past, present, legal and illegal art forms, without violating graffiti’s old school respect ethics. To the surprise of everyone on production, JUICE made an appearance on the second-last to of painting to refresh his piece. One of SAMA’s young local graffiti artists, Metin Bagirgan, assisted with the lift and was holding back the tree so that SUSO33 could paint.
The blue in the throw-up is used by Suso33 to create an interplay. The artwork depicts human silhouettes casting shadows in black colour. The mural covers the two thirds of the building's side wall being situated above another artwork - graffiti in orange and blue.
Created on June 30, 2015
Douwes Dekkerstraat, 1053 AP Amsterdam, Nederland
Hunted by Tim.

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Date created2015-06-30T22:00:00.000Z
Marker typeartwork