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Inside the Mind of ALANIZ, Berlin’s Banksy

ALANIZ Painting at Bärenquell Brauerei in Berlin - still from Inside the Mind of ALANIZ, Berlin’s Banksy by Vocativ

Photo: Still from Inside the Mind of ALANIZ, Berlin’s Banksy by Vocativ

I find the comparison to Banksy in the title annoying given their very different styles but if you can get past that, Inside the Mind of ALANIZ, Berlin’s Banksy offers some fascinating insight into the motivation and creative process of the Berlin-based street artist.

Whilst taking Vocativ on a tour of his art in Berlin, ALANIZ, describes how moving to the German capital from Argentina transformed him and brought out a darker side to his art.

When I first discovered ALANIZ and posted about him I saw mostly colourful paste-ups but he has recently concentrated on larger walls painted with rollers in mainly black and white paint.

Speaking of these walls he says:

I don’t see that what I do is illegal.  What I’m doing actually is a favour for the community, you know, I’m making them look better.

Like Plotbot KEN, the subject of last week’s street art post, ALANIZ is a fan of painting on and in the city’s abandoned buildings.  Watching him free climb the walls of the Bärenquell Brauerei to get close to his piece there makes you wonder about the risks he is willing to take to paint in the perfect spot.

Inside the Mind of ALANIZ, Berlin’s Banksy

ALANIZ has featured many times on andBerlin, including in yesterday’s Berlin, Berlin: Autumn video, and will undoubtedly be seen here again soon – until then you can see more of his street art on his Facebook page and Flickr stream.

Berlin, Berlin: Autumn

Berlin Street Artist ALANIZ at Bärenquell Brauerei from Berlin, Berlin Autumn

Photo: Still from Berlin, Berlin: Autumn by Nehemias Colindres

With less than a week to go until the winter solstice it’s time to celebrate one of the most beautiful times of the year in Berlin, autumn, with a short film from Nehemias Colindres – Berlin, Berlin: Autumn.

The film is an ode to Berlin set to some beautiful images of the city and, as the last stubborn brown leaves cling to the almost naked trees and icy winds hint at snow, we should remember the colours of autumn soon to be replaced by an almost exclusively grey on grey backdrop.

Berlin, Berlin: Autumn

Berlin Street Art Vol 7 – Various Artists

Another great selection of Street Art that I’ve seen on my walks around Berlin recently.  If an artist has featured in a post before you can click on the their name to see more.

ALANIZ

Flexible - Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

Robi The Dog

Robi The Dog - The Streets Are Ours

Tall Dancer - Street Art by Robi The Dog in Berlin

JONES

Masked Artist - Street Art by JONES in Berlin

El Bocho

He's Gone But I'm Still Here - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

The Dude Company

The Dude Company - Street Art in Berlin

L.E.T. (Les Enfants Terribles)

Magnetic Magic Summer - Street Art by L.E.T. (Les Enfants Terribles) in Berlin

TOBY

Funny Girl / Bunny Girl - Street Art by TOBY in Berlin

You can see more from TOBY on his Flickr stream.

kurznachzehn

Boy With Braces - Street Art by kurznachzehn in Berlin

You can see more from the artist on the kurznachzehn Facebook page

WAM

Guitarist - Street Art by WAM in Berlin

Unknown Artists

If anyone knows anything about the artists of these pieces please leave a comment so that I can give them the proper credit.

Mug Shot - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Multi-coloured Bear - Street Art by Unknown Artist on the Bierpinsel in Berlin

Berlin Street Art Vol 2 – Various Artists

As the title suggests, here’s another mixed bag of Street Art, with a selection of pieces by various artists seen over the last few months in Berlin.  As with last week’s post, if you ‘Like’ the andBerlin Facebook Page or follow @andberlinblog on Twitter some shots may be familiar.

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.

ALIAS

Black Eyed Boy - Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Count to 10 - Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

CZARNOBYL

Mutation - Street Art by CZARNOBYL in Berlin

TONA

Tuna - Street Art by TONA in Berlin

st8ment

Lean - Street Art by st8ment in Berlin

DECYCLE

Fence Painting - Street Art by DECYCLE in Berlin

ALANIZ

Freedom - Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

Vater - Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

Feliks Stift

His Nibs - Street Art by Feliks Stift in Berlin

Unknown Artists

If anyone has more details about these pieces please leave a comment and I’ll credit the artist.

Bush Runner - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Biro on Bus Stop seat - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Daydream Nation: Rusty - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Berlin Street Art – Various Artists

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.

AXEL VOID

Sleeping: Street Art by AXEL VOID for Wände ohne Ende in Berlin

ALIAS

Bomb The World: Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Cut It Out: Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Don John

Wolf Beard: Street Art by Don John in Berlin

El Bocho

Kalle und Bernd - "Ost" "West": Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Robi The Dog

Drummer Boy: Street Art by Robi The Dog in Berlin

C215

Sleeping on the Street: Street Art by C215 in Berlin

Profile: Street Art by C215 in Berlin

Swoon – I had forgotten that I had this shot until I saw a similar paste up featured in this post on Picturing England.

Children: Street Art by Swoon in Berlin

ALANIZ

Praying and Flying: Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

ALANIZ calls this piece ‘Sleeping Giant‘ but I like to think of it as ‘Adam and the Ants’.

Sleeping Giant: Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

Rallito x

Thanks to ALANIZ for letting me know the artist’s name so I could give the due credit.

Problem: Street Art by Rallito x in Berlin

Unknown Artist

If anyone knows any details about this, I’d love to be able to give the proper credit so please comment.

Lookin' Sharp: Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

I’ll keep posting the odd Street Art shot from Berlin on Facebook and Twitter and will probably feature collections like this again as well as continuing my Street Artist Profiles.

ALANIZ – Berlin Street Art

Berliner Lump: Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

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.

Broken Kind: Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

Over the last few weeks I’ve seen a fair bit of his work so it’s time to share.

Berliner Kindl: Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

Child: Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

NIL (Water): Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

Sleeping Into The Streets: Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

Meditation: Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

Head in Hands: Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

Holy-shit: Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

If you like ALANIZ’s work you should check out his Flickr stream.

A Berlin Hof Spot For Street Art

Berliner Lump: Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

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.

Sexy Bunny: Street Art by Miss Van in Berlin

Skull: Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Camper Van: Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Craggy Face: Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Pretty in Pink: Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin