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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.
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!
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, and others
- 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 and others
- Netherlands: Graphic Surgery, Erosie, Rutger Termohlen, Collin van der Sluijs.
- United Kingdom: Insa
- Slovenia: four artists
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.
The duo, David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin, has dedicated this piece to all the people who were "on the front line" during the first lockdown in 2020 and have 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”. The white neon lights trace the fate and heart lines found on the palm of one of these people. This person remains anonymous, however, and thus represents all of these key workers. The artists play on the anonymity of these unsung heroes, as well as the universal nature of this art piece, to bring us all closer during these trying times.
Portes du Cercle Cité
Des plantes, des étoiles et de la magie sortant de ses mains, la femme est une sorte de déesse, elle est en relation directe avec la nature. », note Lisa Junius. L’artiste luxembourgeoise souhaite créer dans son œuvre une atmosphère calme et onirique, invitant à rêver. La couleur bleue est particulièrement importante pour l’artiste et revient dans la plupart de ses œuvres, puisqu’il s’agit de la couleur du ciel et de l’univers, de l’imagination et de l’esprit.
Mur du Lëtzebuerg City Museum
On peut découvrir le nouveau chef-d’œuvre du jeune artiste Franco au long du mur du Luxembourg City Museum.
Franco, qui est né au Luxembourg en 1986, est un artiste contemporain de la scène artistique urbaine. Avant de devenir artiste, il s'intéressait déjà au graffiti et au street art. Enrichi par différents styles au fil des années, il a développé un style individuel que l'on retrouve dans toutes ses œuvres d'art. Son style unique se caractérise par des combinaisons de couleurs intenses et par des personnages créés individuellement aux contours accentués. Les couleurs appliquées au hasard, de différentes intensités et les personnages se chevauchent en plusieurs couches jusqu'à ce qu'un ensemble homogène soit créé. Le répertoire de Franco couvre un large éventail d'illustrations, de peintures sur différents matériaux ainsi que des designs muraux uniques.