Smates implements two murals of children in the suburbs of Leuven
The residents of the Pieter Nollekensstraat (just outside of the busy center of Leuven) asked us to find the right artist for the right job.
For a 'Kom-op-voor-je-wijk' project, a way for residents to brighten up their neighborhood through their own initiatives and ideas, supported with funds from the city, two murals were requested alongside a handful of other small interventions: a greener street by opening up the sidewalk tiles and planting trees and bushes, daytime activities during summer, and also a few electricity boxes painted in a joyful theme (more on that later).
By request of the residents, we invited Smates to Leuven. In under two weeks he created two little pearls: One on the side of a small apartment building, and one a powerhouse (the 10000volts type).
Stunning results, that's for sure.
A girl that leaves her house with a suitcase in hand, and a boy waiting on a bench with a rose. It's up to you to fantasize about this young romance ;-).
About the artist
Many thanks go out to the residents of the Pieter Nollekensstraat - more specifically An + Marie - for their warm-hearted and pro-approach to this project. Thanks to Smates - the artist - and Gerken Hoogwerkers for the lift.