For ALANIZ, ALIAS and TONA, who have posts dedicated to their work already you can click on the artist’s name to view a linked post, but the pieces in this post are appearing on the blog for the first time.
I’ve decided to take a break from my Street Artist Profiles series this week to a post a selection of pieces by various artists seen over the last few months in Berlin. If you’ve ‘Liked’ my Facebook Page or follow me on Twitter you may recognise a few shots.
Some of the artists here, like El Bocho, ALIAS and C215 have posts dedicated to their work already (you can click on the artist’s name to view a linked post), though this post has Street Art featured on the blog for the first time.
I first became aware of ALANIZ when I saw this great paste-up in the Hof featured in my A Berlin Hof Spot post.
As I turned the corner of the stairs my eye was immediately drawn to the colours and of course the Currywurst.
I did a little bit of digging on the net in order to credit the artist when I posted the photo and found out that ALANIZ is a street artist from Argentina living in Berlin. He is eager to point out on his website that ALANIZ is his real name.
When another piece appeared in the same Hof I was hooked.
Over the last few weeks I’ve seen a fair bit of his work so it’s time to share.
Berlin is blessed (in my opinion) with a proliferation of high quality street art.
And one place to see plenty of it in a concentrated area is the Hof (courtyard) next to Café Cinema at Rosenthaler Strasse 39, a short stroll from Hackescher Markt station. As well as the courtyard, be sure to check out the staircase leading to the Stokx Shop and Neurotitan Gallery, which is where I found this great paste-up by ALANIZ (above). On a recent visit, in this one Hof, I saw work by El Bocho, ALIAS, TONA, Cartrain and Miss Van amongst others.
I only wish I had seen the Miss Van ‘sexy bunny girl’ before it had been tagged. And it would have been good to see El Bocho’s ‘Miss Lucy’, a vamp-like take on his Little Lucy character, alongside it before it had been pasted over. I walked all through the nearby Hackesche Höfe (a complex of interconnecting courtyards, well worth a visit in their own right) on my first visit to Berlin in 2009 but somehow didn’t realise that this Hof has a separate entrance.
If you’re coming to Berlin and have an interest in Street Art, be sure to put a visit here on your list of things to do.