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Berlin Street Art Vol 11 – Various Artists

Berlin’s streets are littered (sometimes literally) with incredible Street Art and seeing something new always reminds me to keep my eyes open and look around me when I walk through the city I love.

Here’s another selection of some great Berlin Street Art.  I have added links to some artist’s names where they have appeared here before (some of them many times).

PATERA

‘Your smile is my reward’ states PATERA on her Facebook page.  Her urban knitting pieces certainly brighten the streets of Berlin.

Knitwit - Street Art by PATERA in Berlin

One Truth

One Truth, a Street Art collective from Zürich, were in Berlin in October and painted this piece alongside the giant, Nature Morte by ROA in Kreuzberg.

Street Art by One Truth in Berlin

You can see them at work in this video from their YouTube channel:

One Truth Berlin Street Art…

See more from them on their Facebook page.

ALIAS

I remember being impressed by the variety of ALIAS works that I saw on my first Berlin visit and he’s still coming up with great ideas, many with socio-economic and political themes.

Boy With Suitcase Bomb - Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

SOON

Beauty in Gas Mask - Street Art by Soon in Berlin

Robi The Dog

Playing At Pilots - Street Art by Robi The Dog in Berlin

El Bocho

Little Lucy must be the most inventive sweet-looking homicidal maniac in the world.  El Bocho is still finding ways to depict her killing Kitti on Berlin’s walls.

Little Lucy with Kitti in the Blender - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Bosso Fataka

Based in Berlin, Bosso Fataka takes discarded items and with spray paint, cling film (plastic wrap) and a large dose of imagination creates sculptures in the streets.

Mr Crap - Street Art by Bosso Fataka in Berlin

See more from Bosso Fataka on Facebook.

MIMI The ClowN

Clown Plays Guitar - Street Art by MIMI the ClowN in Berlin

.FRA

Speak Louder - Street Art by .FRA in Berlin

Unknown Artist

A post about Street Art interventions on the London Underground recently went viral (though the photos have been floating around for years) and last week I saw this ‘Booze Bin’ at a Berlin S-Bahn station (albeit an underground one).  Thanks to Ebe of Back to Berlin and Beyond whose Instagram photo led me to this one.

If anyone has any details about the artist please let me know in the comments.  I’d love to see more of this clever work in Berlin.

Booze Bin - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Some of the photos in this post may be familiar to those who follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Expect more of the best of Berlin Street Art here soon.

Berlin Street Art Vol 6 – Various Artists

It’s another mixed bag of Berlin Street Art this week.  If an artist has featured before you can click on their name to see more.

ALIAS

Praying - Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Whether they are on the street, in a gallery or show, his pieces are always instantly recongnisable.  ALIAS it seems has been out on the streets of Berlin recently placing a number of pieces.

L.E.T. (Les Enfants Terribles)

Fuck Politician - Street Art by L.E.T. (Les Enfants Terribles) in Berlin

This was one of two great L.E.T. pieces on the same wall in Friedrichshain and the first piece I’ve seen by the artist.

El Bocho

Little Lucy Kit Kat Break - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Little Lucy is a firm favourite on Berlin’s streets and El Bocho is one of the city’s great Street Artists.

Dscreet & Stik

Dscreet & Stik in Berlin

I was delighted to find these pieces by London-based artists Dscreet and Stik flanking a shop in Kreuzberg.

C215

In The Pink - Street Art by C215 in Berlin

Looking Up - Street Art by C215 in Berlin

I saw these two C215 pieces whilst I was out hunting for the AliCé pieces that featured in my AliCé – Back in Berlin post, which is fitting, as the two artists are friends.

.FRA

Afro Lady - Street Art by .FRA in Berlin

Dede

Siamese Squirrel (Blue) - Street Art by Dede in Berlin

Israeli Street Artist Dede featured here recently and I found another of the Siamese animals from his Wild Life series in Friedrichshain last week.

SOON

Masked Man - Street Art by SOON in Berlin

I have been noticing more and more black and white paste-ups from SOON in Berlin over recent months.  See more from the artist on Facebook.

NETHER

Thanks to Ali from Picturing England for getting in touch to let me know that this piece is by NETHER.  You can see more from the artist including the same paste-up in London in her post Nether, Nether Land…

Blue Food - Street Art by NETHER in Berlin

Unknown Artists

If anyone has any info about the artists for these last pieces, please let me know in the comments so that I can give the proper credit.

Censored - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Sternburg Stormtroopers - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Happy Birthday - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Pink Tail - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Berlin Street Art Vol 3 – Various Artists

A selection of some of the outstanding Street Art I have seen in Berlin over the last few weeks.

Where I have dedicated a post to an artist I have added a link to their name so just click through to see more.  I have also added links to a number of the artists’ own websites.

Fin DAC

Seeing Fin DAC painting at Stroke Urban Art Fair has to be one of my Street Art highlights of the year so when I found out he also painted a piece at YAAM while he was in Berlin I had to go and see it.

Masquerade: Street Art by Fin DAC at YAAM in Berlin

INTI

INTI is another artist who was showing at the Stroke Urban Art Fair and it was a lucky coincidence that I saw this piece at YAAM as it was just yards form the Fin DAC piece shown above.

Skulls at YAAM: Street Art by INTI in Berlin

El Bocho

I’m always pleased to see work by El Bocho.  I was gutted that I didn’t get to see a new ‘Voodoo’ character called ‘Bad Girl’ that he put up on Dircksenstrasse.  By the time I got there some idiot had already torn it off the wall.

ch Vermisse Die Langen Schatten Der Hochäuser: Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Little Lucy (I Don't Like Cats): Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Can't Wash Off The City Colours In My Brain: Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Jenaro

This was my first encounter with Jenaro‘s work (as far as I know).  I’m looking forward to seeing more.

BEKANNT WIE EIN BUNTER HUND: Street Art by Jenaro in Berlin

ALIAS

I spotted this ALIAS on a backstreet by chance and think it is probably quite an old stencil but still in very good condition.

Boy With Grenade - Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

CLET

A big ‘Thank You’ to @jeroenvanmarle who let me know about these two street sign interventions that I think are by CLET.  Both designs have appeared on his own Facebook page so I assume they are originals.  It seems to me that either a lot of people are using this style now or CLET must be a very busy man.

Bird Shitting On Perch: A modified street sign - Street Art by CLET in Berlin

Trapped: A modified street sign - Street Art by CLET in Berlin

Unknown Artists

As always, if anyone knows who the artists are please let me know in the comments so that I can give the proper credit.

Monster Kick: Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Little Girl: Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Feathered Headdress: Street Art by Unknown Artist 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.

ALIAS: Busy in Berlin

ALIAS Tag: Street Art in BerlinFriday seems to be the day for discovering great (fresh) street art in Berlin.  On Good Friday it was AliCé and the Friday just gone – ALIAS.

I spotted one of these pieces from the tram window as I was heading out for a wander on Friday morning so on the way home I got off the tram a couple of stops early and followed the art along Kastanianallee.

The trail ran cold for me when I got to the corner of Eberswalder Strasse.  I tried a few hundred metres in each direction from there but no joy.  Let me know if I missed anything.

Faceless: Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

By the time I went out on Saturday afternoon this next piece had already been completely removed.

Body Body Head: Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Only the feet of this one were left…

Boy In The Corner: Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

…and this one had been peeled back and torn slightly.

Boy On A Swing: Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Punition: Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

I’m not sure if people’s motives here are vindictive or whether they are hoping to get a souvenir but they’re spoiling it for everyone else.

As street artists are sometimes creatures of habit I decided on Saturday that I would head to a couple of other spots where I have seen ALIAS’s work before, just in case he had hit them again.

The hunch paid off in the Hof near Hackescher Markt featured in my A Berlin Hof Spot post.

Boy Does Bunny Ears: Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Sparring: Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Head In Hands: Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Hiding: Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

ALIAS is a Berlin-based street artist but I can’t tell you much more than that, as he doesn’t give much about himself away.  I’ve seen his work on all of my Berlin trips and I’ve always been impressed by the variety and consistently high quality of his art.  As with many street artists there is often a socio-political element to his pieces.

You can see more of his work on his Facebook page and Tumblr and in my street art galleries.

He will undoubtedly feature here again.

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

These boots were made for walking

Old boots covered in moss on a wall in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin

As there was a fair chance of rain this afternoon I took my walk closer to home.  I walked the streets from Danziger Strasse in the South to Stargarder Strasse in the North and Schonhauser Allee in the West to Prenzlauer Allee in the East.

I was quite taken by the Helmholtzkiez (the area around Helmholtzplatz).  I had been to Wohnzimmer on previous trips to Berlin and ate at Frida Kahlo (Mexican) and Trattoria Felice (Italian) when my parents visited last year.  But walking up and down the streets in the area I was struck by the variety of interesting shops, bars and restaurants: Victoria Met Albert, Peter Fields, Shakespeare and Sons and Osswald to name a few.

Amongst the sights that caught my eye were: a balcony of Gnomes; Street Art by ALIAS and El Bocho; a mossy row of old boots on a wall and a grocery selling DDR products for the nostalgic.

A balcony full of Gnomes in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin

Trust No Faces: Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Sehnsucht Nach Paris: Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Someone Told Me You Found The Monster Inside Of Me: Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

A wander around Kreuzberg in the sun

Astronaut (Spaceman): Street Art by Victor Ash in Berlin

Before Christmas I went to Kreuzberg with my camera to get a picture of this Street Art piece by Victor Ash of an Astronaut (Cosmonaut, Spaceman, take your pick depending on where you come from) and spent some time walking around but it was raining so my photos weren’t great. As it was sunny this morning when I woke up I decided to head back and do some more exploring.

I got off the U-Bahn at Moritzplatz and wandered along Oranienstrasse as far as Görlizer Bahnholf walking up and down some of the side streets as I passed.  I then turned and did the same as I walked back along Oranienstrasse to Moritzplatz.

It was as I walked along one of the side streets that I walked passed a doorway with a veritable Who’s Who of Street Art.  These pieces by Faile, ALIAS and C215 were all in the one spot on Naunynstrasse.

Smoker: Street Art by C215 in Berlin

Black Hat: Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Usherette: Street Art by FAILE in Berlin

At some point I will add a gallery with more photos from my walk, maybe a best of January 2012 effort.

The January 2012 Street Art Gallery is now available here.