BOX urban art project

Every winter since 2018, the BOX urban art project has been mounted near the Badanstalt Aquatic Relaxation Centre, between Boulevard Royal and Avenue Jean-Pierre Pescatore. For this project, the wooden boxlike structure that is put up around the spherical fountain to protect it from the winter weather is used as the base for a temporary artwork. Every year, a different artist or collective is selected to use this space to showcase their work.

The idea behind the project was to create an alternative use for the wooden boxlike structure that is put up every year around the spherical fountain on the Boulevard Royal side of Place des Bains. Initially intended to protect the fountain from harsh winter conditions, the structure is now also used as a pedestal for temporary artworks. Every year, a different artist or collective is selected to use this unconventional space to showcase their work.

The BOX project is organised by the Service Coordination culturelle (Cultural Coordination Department) in partnership with the Service Hygiène (Sanitation Department).

Gaston Diderich elementary school

Cycle 4 pupils wanted to finish elementary school on a colourful note. With a blank wall in the schoolyard as their canvas, all that was needed was for the artist Sader to come along and introduce the budding young artists to the wonders of urban art using graffiti-like techniques. Equipped with a spray can, the children were given free rein to let their creativity and enthusiasm run wild.

Sader then, as if by magic, blended the images into a seamless piece of urban art. Look closer and you can see the children's creations in the background.

Merl elementary school

This art project, which adorns the walls of the sports hall between Boulevard Marcel Cahen and Rue Adam Roberti, was created by the artist Sader and Cycle 4 pupils. By getting children involved in this project, Sader wanted to help spruce up the neighbourhood, encourage children to be creative and pass on his knowledge of urban art.

Hollerich elementary school

To create this artwork located inside the school building, the artist Stick used drawings made by children from the foyer scolaire and the school. As you can see below, the overall theme is a rainforest teeming with imaginary creatures. Thanks to Stick's expertise, the school now has its very own large-scale piece of art, much to the delight of the children and their teachers.

Rue Louvigny

For this project, Christian Pearson – alias Sumo – put up a wooden structure in front of the containers located at the site and painted the shadow of his creation on the ground to create an optical illusion. The idea was to catch the eye of passers-by, drawing them in to take a closer look at the work.

Place du Théâtre

"One city – one world" is the title of the work by Luxembourg artist Joël Rollinger, which has adorned the kiosk at Place du Théâtre since February 2017. The mural measures nearly 140 m2 and is painted on a series of custom-made aluminium panels. The installation was created panel-by-panel in the artist's workshop, and was later assembled on the walls of the kiosk.

Bicycle tunnel in Helfenterbruck

In December 2017, the tunnel of the bicycle path in Helfenterbruck was transformed into a microcosm of art. With his 23-metre long fresco, the artist Stick invites passers-by to escape into a colourful fantasy world.

16, rue des Capucins

In 2014, the Luxembourg graffiti artist Spike, known for his graphic artwork, restored and reinterpreted the lower portion of the mural by André Ménard that had decorated the gable since 1986. This wall had been severely damaged by weather, posters and illegal graffiti. Spike was inspired by the concept created by André Ménard, and reinterpreted it in his artwork to create a harmonious fusion with the existing piece. And to great success: it seems as though the two artists worked together, despite the gap of 28 years!

James Straffon

For the Luxembourg leg of the Tour de France, British artist James Straffon used his art to give passers-by a taste of the race's history. He exhibited portraits of some of the most well-known cyclists on the exhibition panels at Place Guillaume II and on several building fronts, in collaboration with the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Luxembourg.

One of the artist's portraits can still be seen on the north side of Place Guillaume II.

Urban Art @ Aldringen

From the end of 2012 to the start of construction work on the Royal Hamilius project, the basement of the Hamilius centre was repurposed as an urban art gallery that served as a backdrop for many socio-cultural projects.
With this project, Luxembourg City's policy makers decided to decorate, one last time, the underpass of the Aldringen centre, which has been a key meeting place for many generations of young people since the 1980s, and a mythical venue for local hip hop culture.

Artists who participated in the Aldringen exhibition

  • Luxembourg: Spike, Stick, The Plug, Samuel Levy, Thomas Iser, Riots, Musk, Auts, Nask, Stina Fisch, Sumo...
  • Germany: Cone, Laune, Noogat, Mene Tekel, Raks, Kaos,
  • Belgium: Ephameron, Eyes B, Délit 2 Fuite, Spasm, Flem,
  • France: Alëxone, Jean Spezial, Mr Kern, Samuel Francois, Mars, Kera, Skaf, Mantra, Sader, KDR...
  • Netherlands: Graphic Surgery, Erosie, Rutger Termohlen, Collin van der Sluijs.
  • United Kingdom: Insa
  • Slovenia: 4 artists

"Camouflages" project

As the name suggests, the technical cabinets along Grand-Rue have been given a touch of camouflage.

To achieve this effect, Spike first painted the approximately 50 cabinets in a similar colour to the facade behind each one, and then added geometric shapes in a different shade to the base colour. This project was undertaken in collaboration with Creos.

Première Ligne (Front Line)

The duo David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin dedicated this piece to all the people who were "on the front line" during the first lockdown in 2020 and kept society running during the pandemic. The artists are interested in following people's life journey through the lines on their hands. Carers, supermarket workers, bus drivers, waste collectors... It is thanks to these people that, when faced with the threat of a new virus, the rest of us could "continue with our lives".

Cercle Cité doors

"The woman depicted is a kind of goddess, in direct contact with nature, with plants, stars and magic flowing from her hands," says Lisa Junius. This Luxembourg artist likes to imbue her creations with a calming and dreamy feel. The colour blue holds particular significance for the artist and appears in most of her art: it is the colour of the sky and the universe, of the imagination and the spirit.

Lëtzebuerg City Museum wall

Young Luxembourg artist Franco's new masterpiece can be seen adorning the wall of the Lëtzebuerg City Museum.

Franco, who was born in Luxembourg in 1986, is a contemporary artist belonging to the urban art scene. Even before becoming a professional artist, he was passionate about graffiti and street art. He has developed his own individual style over the years, which can be found in all of his artworks, weaving in elements of different artistic styles. His unique creations feature intense colour combinations and individually conceived characters with accentuated contours. Randomly applied colours with varying intensities and distinctive characters overlap in multiple layers to create a bigger picture that strikes the beholder as a congruous whole. Franco's repertoire covers a wide range of illustrations, paintings on different materials and unique wall designs.