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In the Belly of a Whale – El Bocho

Berlin-based Street Artist El Bocho At Work On The Street In Berlin

Prolific Berlin-based street artist El Bocho speaks to Andreas Lamoth und Frederic Leitzke about his work and his motivations in 2013 in a new episode of their award-winning documentary In the Belly of a Whale.

You may recognise a number of the pieces featured as El Bocho has appeared many many times on andBerlin.  Street art from his Citizen series, Little Lucy and most recently Tina Berlina characters pop up regularly on the streets of Berlin.  You can see more of his work on his website and Facebook page.

In the Belly of a Whale – El Bocho

Tourist Information From Tina Berlina by El Bocho

Tina Berlina - 'Top Secret Info' - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

It was around the start of 2014 that I first noticed Tina Berlina, a new character from prolific Berlin Street Artist El Bocho.

Tina has been popping up on the streets of Berlin this year offering advice to tourists and giving German lessons.  Unfortunately, I’ve missed German Lesson 3.

Tina Berlina - 'Beware of Boring Areas': Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin Tina Berlina - 'Don't Believe The Dealer' - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin Tina Berlina - 'Don't Go To The Oktoberfest' - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin Tina Berlina - German Lesson 1 - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Translation: Will I get into Watergate like this?

Tina Berlina - German Lesson 2 - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Translation: Is there also something by Banksy here?

Tina Berlina - German Lesson 4 - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Translation: I would like to buy the loft…please.

There’s lots of El Bocho Street Art from his Citizens and Little Lucy series elsewhere on andBerlin and here’s hoping that Tina Berlina keeps appearing on the walls of Berlin, offering her pearls of wisdom to the city’s many tourists.

Berlin Street Art Vol 12 – Various Artists

A selection of some of the best Street Art Berlin has to offer.  Where they have featured before on andBerlin you can click on the artist’s name for more great work.

Herakut

German Street Artists Hera and Akut have been working together under the name Herakut since 2004.

‘Monkey See. Monkey Do.’ was painted for the CONS SPACE 002 event, brought to Berlin by Converse, and is part of ‘The Giant Story Book Project’.

Monkey See Monkey Do - Street Art by Herakut in Berlin

See more great work on the Herakut Facebook page and website, where you can sign up to their newsletter.

El Bocho

El Bocho must be one of the most prolific Street Artists in Berlin and also one of the most popular. This paste-up from his ‘Citizens’ series only lasted a few days, presumably because some idiot decided to take a souvenir home – as long as Jack’s alright, ey?

I Was The Artist Secret - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Moe

Anonymous - Street Art by Moe in Berlin

Mimi The ClowN

French artist Mimi The ClowN’s work brings a welcome dose of humour to Berlin’s Street Art scene.  His clown paste-ups have been have been poking their red noses in all over the city.

Charlie Hebdo - Street Art by MIMI The ClowN in Berlin

kurznachzehn

Picking Flowers - Street Art by kurznachzehn in Berlin

Prost / Dave the Chimp / Käptn

It’s always good to find Street Art pieces that complement each other rather than compete. These three characters from Prost, Dave the Chimp and Käptn seem to be playing out a scene in a Street Art soap opera.

Street Art by Prost : Dave the Chimp : Käptn in Berlin

ALANIZ

Argentine-born, Berlin-based Street Artist ALANIZ’s style is evolving.  The first pieces I saw from the artist were stencils but recently he has been producing an increasing number of large-scale murals, painted with rollers, like this two-storey Mother and Child in Kreuzberg.

Mother and Child - Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

TEJN

Danish Street Artist TEJN creates sculptures from salvaged Iron found on the streets.  A number of pieces from his ‘Locked On’ project have popped up around Berlin including this huge character, which seems to me like it may be a Norse god, a larger version of a previous sculpture on Kastanianallee.

Norse God - Street Art by TEJN in Berlin

Find out more about TEJN on his website.

TONA

Contortionist - Street Art by TONA in Berlin

Unknown Artists

If anyone has any information about who created any of these pieces, please let me know in the comments. I’d love to give the proper credit.

Batman With Beer - Street Art by Unkown Artist in Berlin Lip Gloss - Street Art by Unkown Artist in Berlin Don't Take Your Toys Inside Just Because It's Raining - Street Art by Unkown Artist in Berlin

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 8 – Various Artists

It’s time for another cracking assortment of top quality Street Art seen on the walls, lamp posts and street furniture of Berlin.

I have linked to other posts where some of the artists have appeared on andBerlin before.

VL

Looking Into The Shadows - Street Art by VL in Berlin

Dede

I was really chuffed to find this Dede piece at Urban Spree because I had seen it on his Flickr but didn’t manage to uncover it before I wrote my Dede post.

Alley Cat - Street Art by Dede in Berlin

The London Police

The London Police is a street art collective that was formed to combine travel with art and I love this giant mural spotted in Kreuzberg while I was tracking down pieces for my MTO post.

6-2 - Street Art by The London Police in Berlin

Robi The Dog

Colourful and surreal, Robi The Dog‘s paste-ups have added something a little bit different to Berlin’s street art scene.

Oh My God - Street Art by Robi The Dog in Berlin

Bug Eyed Boy - Street Art by Robi The Dog in Berlin

02:53

A Question Of Time - Street Art by 02:53 in Berlin

I love the placement of this 02:53 street art on the side of a clothes bank near the Mauerpark.

Rylsee x Sophie LeMeillour

This giant robot on the side of Urban Spree was a collaboration between Swiss street artist Rylsee and French visual artist Sophie LeMeillour.  The mural was created for New Year’s Eve and LeMeillour animated the eye by projecting onto it.

Robot - Street Art by Rylsee x Sophie LeMeillour in Berlin

URBEN

Happy Monkey - Street Art by URBEN in Berlin

El Bocho

El Bocho is a firm favourite and I’m always amazed at just how much work he gets up in Berlin.

Is It Me You Looking For? - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Shepard Fairey

Remembered now for his appropriation of a Barack Obama image, Shepard Fairey is most well known in street art circles for his Obey The Giant art, a progression of this André The Giant campaign.

André The Giant Has A Posse Sticker - Street Art by Shepard Fairey in Berlin

LNY

LNY (an abbreviation of Lunar New Year) is from Ecuador and living in Newark.  You can see more work on the artist’s website.

Thanks to Berlin Street View for giving me the artist’s name.

Hijab - Street Art by LNY in Berlin

Unknown Artist

If anyone knows who is responsible for this last piece please leave a comment so that I can give the proper credit.

Muse - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

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 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 5 – Various Artists

It’s time for another Pick n Mix of the best Berlin Street Art I have seen recently from a variety of artists.

As in previous posts in this series, you can click on an artist’s name to see more of their work if they have featured before on andBerlin.

C215

C215 has appeared here a number of times with work in Berlin and in London.  He never disappoints.

Girl Profile - Street Art by C215 in Berlin

You can see more great work from C215 on his flickr stream and Facebook page.

Jimmy C

Jimmy C made a flying visit to Berlin last weekend to paint this portrait of Anne Frank next to the Anne Frank Museum in the Hof featured in A Berlin Hof Spot.

Anne Frank - Street Art by Jimmy C in Berlin

You can keep up to date with Jimmy C through his website and on Twitter.

Mein Lieber Prost

If you’ve walked around Berlin, you’ve walked past a piece by Mein Lieber Prost – his smiley faces are everywhere.  If you’re lucky you’ve also seen his adbusting interventions.

Gentrifick Dich - Street Art by Mein Lieber Prost in Berlin

Cat - Street Art by Mein Lieber Prost in Berlin

Owys

The Deeper The Roots, The Stronger The Branches - Street Art by Owys in Berlin

Robi The Dog

Swiss Street Artist Robi The Dog was in Berlin earlier this year and his bright paste-ups were an instant hit with me.  It’s great to see some new work from him in the city.

Soul Sister - Street Art by Robi The Dog in Berlin

Robi The Dog has more of his work on his Flickr stream.

WD

WD (short for Wild Drawing) is a Street Artist from Bali, Indonesia now living and working in Athens.

Boxed In - Street Art by WD in Berlin

You can see more Street Art from WD on his website and Facebook Page.

Moe

This was my first encounter with work by Moe (to the best of my knowledge) and I haven’t been able to find any more info about the artist.

Get Down With The Trumpets - Street Art by Moe in Berlin

You can see more work from Moe on his Facebook Page.

El Bocho

El Bocho’s Little Lucy is one of the most recognisable Street Art paste-ups in Berlin, where the artist has lived and worked for a number of years.

Little Lucy: "Kitti Is My Best Friend" - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Little Lucy with Kitti with Cement Shoes - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

There’s more from El Bocho on his website and on Facebook.

Sueña

I have seen a number of pieces in Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg recently with the tag Sueña and this Roy Lichtenstein inspired piece was my pick of the bunch.  A 10-minute trawl on Google failed to turn up any info about the artist though.

Uhh…Pop Art - Street Art by Sueña in Berlin

Tius

Sunburn - Street Art by Tius in Berlin

Unknown Artists

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

Hallo Dandy - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Wooden Girl - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Fight - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Street Kids - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

46 Tattoo - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Drunk Bunny - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Street Art is plentiful on the streets of Berlin so there will be more here soon.

Berlin Street Art Vol 4 – Various Artists

Another compilation of some of the best Street Art I have seen in Berlin over the last few months.

Where an artist has featured before you can click on their name to open other posts.

Paolo Cirio

Paolo Cirio’s Street Ghost project has resulted in blurred figures taken from Google Street View appearing on walls in London, New York and Berlin.  The images are wheatpasted in the same spot where they appear on Street View.  You can read more about the project on streetghosts.net.

Street Ghost - Street Art by Paolo Cirio in Berlin

Stewy

My first encounter with Stewy’s work was a flock of pigeons painted on a wall in London’s Stoke Newington.  Now I’ve spotted one of his pigeons in Berlin in the Hof featured in my A Berlin Hof Spot post.

Pigeon - Street Art by Stewy in Berlin

El Bocho

El Bocho is an andBerlin favourite and has featured many times on the blog.  His artworks add some much needed colour and humour to the streets of Berlin.

Little Lucy Die Ist Doof Herr Pozilist - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Die Küsse unter der Kellertreppe meines Plattenbaus - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Little Lucy Kitti Kebap - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Hygienic Dress League

Hygienic Dress League is the work of Detroit-based husband and wife team, Steve and Dorota Coy, and is a registered corporation.  Their work deals with the process of brand building and explores the interaction between advertising and art.

Street Art by Hygienic Dress League in Berlin

Reka x Dscreet

This collaboration between Melbourne based artist Reka and London’s Dscreet is in the same Hof as the Stewy Pigeon.

Dbltrbl - Street Art by Reka x Dscreet in Berlin

Thanks to Mogli from Mogli Oak Berlin I can now give credit for two of the pieces that I originally posted as Unknown.

Isaac Cordal

This is the first time I have come across a piece by Galician street artist, Isaac Cordal in Berlin.  I’m embarrassed that I didn’t originally recognise it as his because I’ve known of his work for some time and even follow him on Twitter.

Kneeling Figure - Street Art by Isaac Cordal in Berlin

If you’d like to see more from Isaac Cordal, check out his website and Twitter feed.

SOBR

It's Time To Dance - Street Art by SOBR in Berlin

BENUZ

Thanks to Brent for letting me know in the comments that this Phoenix in the Hof at Haus Schwarzenberg is the work of Mexican Street Artist, BENUZ, who is now based in Dresden.

Phoenix - Street Art by BENUZ in Berlin

Unknown Artists

As always, if anyone has any information about the artists I haven’t been able to identify please let me know in the comments so that I can give the proper credit.

Hinged Mind - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Green Spaceman - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Mad Scientist - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Punk Pig - 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