Aesthetics of Motion | Walls with Paint

In “Walls with Paint”, Eindhoven local, photographer, and art fan Lukedaduke shares the story behind a special street art project in Eindhoven. This month: The dynamic work on Noord-Brabantlaan.


SLAK and PETRO are two Russian graffiti artists that visited Eindhoven in 2018 and painted an overpass at the Noord-Brabantlaan on the invitation of the City of Eindhoven.

As the title of the work already explains: it is about the beauty of motion. The artists were inspired by the movement passed this overpass: pedestrians, cyclists, mopeds, busses, and motor vehicles.

More inspiration was found in the overpass itself but also in the Van Abbemuseum, where they admired the art of fellow Russian artist El Lissitzky.

The Van Abbemuseum had a large selection of original works of El Lissitzky in its collection. During the Twenties of the last century, El Lissitzky’s work was related to the oeuvre of Dutch artist Piet Mondriaan. These artists were looking for new imagery that showed a new reality.

As a photographer, I sure had a lot of fun photographing this mural and its passers-by, creating a whole new reality.


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