THE SPRUCE: Planting 2017’s tree of the year

The innitiative goes back to a 1989 idea by forestry official Silvius Wodarz. Announcing a tree of the year is now an annual event in Germany. With the spruce being this year’s winner. A tree that most people may know as their Christmas tree. In terms of cultivation it is one of the few trees that brings a forseeable profit for the owner. And though … Continue reading THE SPRUCE: Planting 2017’s tree of the year

“THE HIJACKER OF BILLBOARDS”: French street artist OX in Cologne

He is often called “the hijacker of billboards”. French street artist OX. His latest project is a series of ten street interventions in Cologne. Conducted in the second week of April 2017, the project includes the take over of billboards in specific locations in town. Sometimes at main streets, sometimes under train bridges. Places that are normally used for street advertising. “My main goal is … Continue reading “THE HIJACKER OF BILLBOARDS”: French street artist OX in Cologne

THE ART OF FACES: People portraits by German artist Matthias Brock

The innitial idea dates back to a two years working period in Paris. Living and working there with a grant, German artist Matthias Brock discovered painting portraits. People he met on the street of the French capital. Although no one painted by the artist is a real person – Brock only uses the people as an inspiration for his large oil paintings. Taking a single trip … Continue reading THE ART OF FACES: People portraits by German artist Matthias Brock