Smates visits 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 inhabitants, 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.