„Free your Energy“ Street Art Challenge presented by E.ON

With the Hotel de Rome, one of the oldest and most renowned hotels in Berlin became the premiere location of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Street Art Challenge by presenter E.ON. Under the motto “Free your Energy”, 14 renowned street art artists from 14 countries put their interpretations on canvas. Their works were admired as projections on the façade of the Hotel de Rome throughout the festival period.

Audience Favorite:

Fat Heat – Hungary

The artists are presented in more detail here:

Belgium– DZIA

Dzia, who was classically trained at the Royal Academy in Antwerp with a master of fine arts, mainly depicts wild animals – foxes and birds seem to be recurring favorites. His unique style creates a mosaic of colors that follows the contours of the animal form.

Web: https://www.dzia.be
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dzia/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DZIAKRANKDZIA/

Croatia– OKO

OKO’s paintings, murals and installations have been shown in galleries and museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and E-Flux in New York. She shows many of her projects in public spaces and her work is part of the urban street culture.

Web: http://oko176.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/3oko/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OKO176/

Czech Republic – Chemis

What started as a hobby of youthful indiscretion became a lifelong passion, mission and vocation in 15 years. To make people smile and think, Chemis travels the world with a spray can in hand.

Web: http://chemisland.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chemisgraffiti/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chemisgraffiti/

Germany– MadC

MadC was born Claudia Walde in Germany in 1980. During 21 years of constant involvement with graffiti and street art, she has worked her way up from a teenager who started with a spray can to one of the world’s best street artists. She has studied graphic design at two universities and published three books on street art.

Web: http://madc.tv/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mad_c1/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadC.one/

Hungary– Fat Heat

Fat Heat was born in a small town in Hungary. He got hooked in 1998 when mysterious and colorful letters appeared on a few walls, just a few blocks from my house. He had instantly fallen in love. In love with the colors, the enormous sizes and the crazy energy that these images transmitted.

Web: http://fatheat.hu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fatheat/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fatheat/

Italy– Peeta

Peeta, also known as Manuel Di Rita, has been a graffiti artist since 1993 and currently lives in Venice. He is a member of the EAD crew (Padova, Italy), FX and RWK crew (New York City) and over the years has participated in jams, festivals and art shows around the world. His work explores the potential of sculptural lettering and anamorphism in both painting and sculpture.

Web: https://www.peeta.net/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peeta_ead/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Peeta-246743535365055/

Netherlands– JanIsDeMan

JanIsDeMan masters almost all styles and likes to draw clear, but also organic images. He faces the tasks and every new challenge, automatically brings a lot of new inspirations. By now JanIsDeMan is a household name and his artwork can be admired both outside on the street and in people’s homes …

Web: http://janisdeman.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janisdeman/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JanIsDeMan-372723642798458/

Poland – M-City

M-City is a street artist, graphic designer and illustrator who uses stencils. He builds art installations, curates exhibitions and travels the world. He is the author of the M-City project, which includes hundreds of murals. His work has been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions at home and abroad.

Web: m-city.org
Instagram: www.instagram.com/stencilcity
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stencilcity
Twitter: www.twitter.com/stencilcity

Romania – Obie Platon

Popular images and contemporary technologies have influenced visual culture, social beliefs and human behavior in relation to contemporary contexts, the way we see and perceive others and the world around us, inspiring Obie Plato to reflect on the contrasts, peculiarities and tensions that define a reality he invented aims to reveal.

Web: http://obieplaton.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/obie.platon/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/obieplaton/

Slovakia – Doke

Doke is a graffiti artist and video producer from Slovakia. On his Youtube channel, he takes on many artistic challenges and lets the audience look over his shoulder as he creates his works live.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ntGcdOjckSSjeeM_YmDcg
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doketv/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/D_o_k_e-246727025495550/

Slovenia – Azram

Muralist, illustrator, graffiti writer and someone who likes to doodle a lot.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/azram1107/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Azramonline/

Sweden – Huge

“There is nothing better than a big white wall as a canvas and a bag full of cans!”
Huge, is Daniel Fahlström aka a spray artist who started painting graffiti in the mid-80s and now mainly paints with airbrush. Today he works from his studio in Älta near Stockholm, unless he paints walls all over the country. In the process, Huge has become known as the “balloon artist”.

Web: https://www.hugeart.se/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hugeart/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hugegraff

Turkey– Mr. Hure

Mr. Hure is a street art artist from the group Luxury Hands and comes from Istanbul.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrhure/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mrhure/

United Kingdom – Osch

Combining his love of architecture and art, Osch began painting creative pieces with unique urban contemporary themes. Originally using oil paint on canvas, he explored different styles and mediums, from collage to illustration to stencil freehand spray paint on canvas and walls.

Web: https://ottoschade.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/otto_schade/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ottoschade1/