The Belgian Shipping Container Mural
The Belgian Shipping Container Mural is hard to miss if you’re at all into shipping containers. More-so in you’re into shipping container art, which seems to be gaining in popularity year after year.
And while these photos seem to pop up at every turn in certain circles, not much is known about them, at least outside of Europe and Argentina. So, let me take a moment to give some shout-outs to what may be the single greatest piece (or pieces) of shipping container art ever created.
The North West Walls Street Art Project was curated by the well-known Belgian artist Arne Quinze for the Rock Werchter Music Festival that’s held every summer in Werchter, Belgium. Quinze decided not to exhibit his own work, but took on the role of curator and invited local and international artists to participate. In choosing the artists to participate, the emphasis was on wide-ranging diversity. According to Quinze, “From very classical graffiti involving compositions of letters to a more surrealist, modern approach. Each of the five guest artists is among the best in the world and has their own style and much respected technique. And three of them are Belgian, no less.”
Last year was the innagural year for the project — which promises to be an annual event — and the following artists were invited to take part in the project: Spanish artists Pichi & Avo, graffiti artist Roa, Jen Zie, a Belgian Tattoo Artist, the Argentine muralist Martin Ron and Belgian graffiti artist Defo. Assembling an array of talent like that must have been a huge undertaking. Each is exceptionally talented and they were given quite a canvas to display their own distinctive style.
The project was split into three seperate shipping container towers; One of the stack shows “caged animals and themes of confinement” on both sides. Another mural explores the Greek mythological characters Menelaus and Achilles. And the third? Well, just take a look at the pics. The finished project was really quite stunning
Here’s a really cool video by Pichi & Avo documenting a piece of their process.
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Once your containers arrive, contact us and we’ll be happy to point you in the direction of people who can help you get started creating your own piece of art. Or maybe just put it in the back yard. You can use the interior as storage space and turn the exterior into something incredible.
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