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Walls with Paint: Support Structures

In 'Walls with Paint', Eindhoven local, photographer, and art fan Lukedaduke shares the story behind a special street art project in Eindhoven. This month: a solid foundation by Jeroen Erosie.

The weather is getting better each week, so the artists leave their studios and start working on the streets again. A lot will happen mural-wise in Eindhoven this summer. One of the first artists hitting the streets is Jeroen Erosie, who finished his second wall at the Insulindelaan.

He started working on one side last autumn and finished the other last week.

Mural-wise, a lot will happen during the summer

Jeroen’s work is constantly evolving. I talked about his work before in the blog traffic lights. Where he painted a couple of traffic control cabinets with abstract shapes, these shapes led back to letter shapes, which makes sense as Jeroen has a background in graffiti.

If you follow him on Instagram, you will notice photos of constructions, architecture, and road markings. In some of these photos he takes while cycling, you will recognize Brutalism. An architectural movement from the second part of the 20th Century. One of the main characteristics of this movement was the use of raw, unfinished concrete.

Support Structures
Support Structures

In other photos, you will see the pillars of an overpass. Jeroen photographs the shapes architectural engineers design and uses them as inspiration for his sketches. 

He used some of these shapes in his latest mural at the Insulindelaan, where the road surface has an extra-strong foundation by Jeroen’s art: Support Structures.