Wallstreet | 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 week: the three works of Daan Botlek on the shutters of Wallstreet.

Stadhuisplein in Eindhoven: one of the cities grey areas a lot of people from outside of Eindhoven identify the city with.

That is, until the Dutch Design Week (DDW) of 2018.

Daan Botlek helped a friend with setting up an exhibition for the DDW and was asked by Wallstreet to paint the shutters of their exhibition space.

His work focuses on human characters and the famous words of Greek philosopher Protagoras: Man is the measure of all things.

The human characters of Daan Botlek respond to each other and their surroundings. The same goes for the three artworks at Stadhuisplein in Eindhoven.

They are free for interpretation but there is a story behind them. For example, one of the paintings is a portrait of Lucas Maassen and his sons. Lucas Maassen is born in Eindhoven and studied at the Design Academy. He is an independent conceptual designer and his works can be seen worldwide in several museums. Lucas Maassen is also involved with Wallstreet and it’s gallery Wallspace.

And so, the circle is complete. Soon, the Stadhuisplein will be redeveloped. Until that time, you are able to see these three art works, but only when Wallspace is closed.

 

- Lukedaduke

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