We are very happy to enlist the rising star of the international street art scene, ARYZ, from Barcelona. Following cities like São Paulo, San Francisco and recently Oslo, he has now collaborated with us to complete his first large-format artwork in Germany.
To mark our cooperation with Amnesty International the original creative concept was to create a corresponding progressive artwork on the subject of “international arms trade”.
But while we were still busy priming the wall, we realised that this was anything but the right place for such a visual.
Located directly opposite of the wall is a – let’s call it – “place of refuge” for economic and war refugees from culturally very diverse countries, whose children have to play in this dreary place day in, day out, while their parents are plagued with worries about their seemingly hopeless situations. Inspired and affected by these surroundings and the conditions there, ARYZ promptly cast his original concept overboard, in order to share his vision of “Positive-Propaganda” with the people living there.
The result, which is over 10 metres high, speaks for itself. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank ARYZ for his support.
Curator — Sebastian Pohl
Artist — ARYZ (Barcelona)