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    New Murals by Mantra, Mohamed l’Ghacham, and Oli-B in Wevelgem, Belgium

    All About Things recently painted three new murals in Wevelgem, Belgium with street artists Mantra, Mohamed l’Ghacham and Oli-B. These works were derived from extensive neighbourhood participation; they have been talking with the residents for over one year prior to the first drop of paint. Through neighbourhood participation, they were able to create art which strengthens communities, develops a sense of belonging, and contributes to the everyday quality of life of the residents.

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    Scroll down below for a walk-through of the stunning murals.

    Still Life of Lysandra by Mantra, Gullegem, Belgium

    “Still Life of Lysandra” a freehand mural painted by Mantra in Gullegem, Belgium.Born in Metz, France, Mantra is a self-taught street artist that has been painting in the streets since 2008. He grew up between the noise of the city and the whispers of the surrounding countryside. In his paintings and street canvases, the Artist pays tribute to his childhood heroes (butterflies, owls, spiders, birds…) in a realistic and lively style. Mantra creates magnificent murals with the combination of exquisite colors and in-depth background, with the intention to leave his footprints in the urban areas like repeated mantras, hence his nickname.

    Mural by Mantra, Gullegem, Belgium

    Mural by Mantra, Gullegem, Belgium

    Mural by Mantra, Gullegem, Belgium

    Mural by Mantra, Gullegem, Belgium

    Family Portrait by Mohamed l’Ghacham in Wevelgem, Belgium

    The next mural is done by Mohamed l’Ghacham entitled “Family Portrait” which is done in one of the social buildings in Wevelgem, a small town near Brussels. Mohamed l’Ghacham usually paints large figurative murals based on scenes from vintage family photos and everyday objects. Often choosing photographic “accidents” for their authenticity, the artist paints meals, table settings, toasts, and other communal rituals performed by normal people.

    Family Portrait by Mohamed l’Ghacham in Wevelgem, Belgium

    Family Portrait by Mohamed l’Ghacham in Wevelgem, Belgium

    Family Portrait by Mohamed l’Ghacham in Wevelgem, Belgium

    Family Portrait by Mohamed l’Ghacham in Wevelgem, Belgium

    Mural by Oli-B in Wevelgem, Belgium

    The last mural is by contemporary artist Oli-B who hails from Brussels, Belgium. It features his signature abstract and figurative shapes charged with vivid colors. Oli-B loves the hustle and bustle of big cities and their crowds and uses the public spaces as a playground. He also makes his art living by integrating it in the urban jungle through mural painting and collage.

    Mural by Oli-B in Wevelgem, Belgium

    Mural by Oli-B in Wevelgem, Belgium

    Mural by Oli-B in Wevelgem, Belgium

    Mural by Oli-B in Wevelgem, Belgium

    Photo credits: Jules Césure More

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    Floor murals by Hell’o and Oli-B in Belgium

    Belgian artists Hell’o and Oli-B have made two new art pieces in Brussels and Hasselt, Belgium.
    Hell’o have painted a basketball court in Hasselt, Belgium, during the Summer Carnival curated by Alley Gallery and Street Art Festival Hasselt. Hell’o Collective is the brainchild of Jerôme Meynen and Antoine Detaille. The two Belgian artists came up writing graffiti and turning more and more into contemporary art, exhibit in galleries and museums. Their compositions evoke a oneiric and surrealist universe, mysterious and disturbing, through subjects such as cruelty, optimism, failure, hope and death.

    On the other hand, Oli-B was commissioned by Belgian transportations company STIB to paint a part of the street that’ll become a new subway station in a few years. “While Stalingrad avenue opens at its heart to accommodate work on metro 3, I have created a work there that reveals what I imagine beneath the surface” the artist explained.
    Oli-B, he’s a belgian artist whose work goes from acrylic, spray paint as well as digital or screen printing techniques on a wide variety of surfaces, including canvas, paper, wood, walls or even 3D volumes. Oli-B’s flow operates on various fronts. Visually, it is fluidity that predominates, colours that are emphatic but balance each other; and a composition that binds everything together.

    Scroll down below to view more images of Hell’o’s and Oli-B’s projects.

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    5th Anniversary Edition of The Crystal Ship in Ostend, Belgium

    Although the 5th anniversary edition of The Crystal Ship was cancelled last April due to the pandemic, sitting still is just not their thing. They recently have invited DFace, Case Maclaim and Elisa Capdevila to paint new murals in Ostend, Belgium. The new locations Zelliklaan, Duinhelmstraat, and Wetenschapspark were all outside the city centre to guarantee safe visiting of our artworks.
    This 2020, The Crystal Ship’s theme is Home Is Where the Heart Is. 
    The Crystal Ship is an annual art event that turns the coastal town of Ostend into Belgium’s leading open-air gallery, with over a dozen world-renowned street artists setting sail for it. They have covered Ostend with murals, sculptures, installations, and just about everything you don’t expect to see in a popular holiday spot.
    Scroll down below to see more images of this year’s artworks.

    Mural by Case Maclaim in Duinhelmstraat | Photo by Jules Cesure

    Mural by Case Maclaim in Duinhelmstraat | Photo by Jules Cesure

    “Mermaid’s Tale” by DFACE in Zelliklaan | Photo by Jules Cesure

    “Mermaid’s Tale” by DFACE in Zelliklaan | Photo by Jules Cesure

    Mural by Elisa Capdevila in Oostende Science Park, Wetenschapspar | Photo by Jules Cesure

    Mural by Elisa Capdevila in Oostende Science Park, Wetenschapspar | Photo by Jules Cesure

    Mural by Elisa Capdevila in Oostende Science Park, Wetenschapspar | Photo by Jules Cesure

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    ROA in Ghent, Belgium

    Internationally praised street artist ROA just finished his new masterpiece on the façade of the GUM (Ghent University Museum). The brand-new science museum now acts as a canvas for a magnificent pile of skeletons, including that of an elephant, a rhinoceros, a grizzly bear and an okapi. In this piece of art, ROA once again […] More

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    “Watch Your Step” by TAVU & LOUVES in Brussels, Belgium

    A new 1000m² mural only visible from the skies was created by TAVU & LOUVES at See U, the the largest temporary occupation in Belgium. When everyone is talking about change and transition at the social, economic, political and ecological levels, the next step, the next decisions and the next years will be decisive. This is […] More