The Hotel de Rome, the oldest and most prestigious hotels in Berlin became the premiere venue for 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 brought their interpretations to screen. Their works were visible during the entire festival period as a projection on the facade of the Hotel de Rome.
Fat Heat – Hungary
The artists are presented here:
Belgium – DZIA
Dzia, who is classically trained with a masters in fine art at the Royal Academy in Antwerp, primarily depicts wild animals — foxes and birds seem to be recurring favorites. His unique style creates a mosaic of colors following the contours of the animal’s form.
Croatia – OKO
OKOs paintings, wall paintings and installations have been shown in galleries and museums such as Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and e-flux in New York. Simultaneously she also realizes projects in the public space, and her work is embedded within the urban street culture.
Czech Republic – Chemis
What started as a hobby of youthful indiscretion, in 15 years turned into a lifelong passion, mission and vocation. In order to make people smile and think, Chemis travels across the world with a spray in my hand.
Germany – MadC
MadC was born as Claudia Walde in Germany in 1980. Throughout 21 years of constant engagement with graffiti and street art she worked her way up from a teenager starting off with a spray can to one of the worlds top street artists. She holds degrees in Graphic Design from two universities and published three books about street art.
Hungary – Fat Heat
Fat Heat was born in a small town in Hungary. He got addicted in 1998 when mysterious and colourful letters started to appear on a couple of walls just a few blocks away from my home. I’ve instantly fell in love. Fell in love with the colors, the enormous sizes and the crazy energy what these paintings were transmitting.
Italy – Peeta
Peeta, also known as Manuel Di Rita, is a graffiti artist since 1993 currently living in Venice. He is a member of the EAD crew (Padova, Italy), FX and RWK crews (New York City) and has participated, over the years, in jams, festivals and art shows all over the world. His work explores the potential of sculptural lettering and anamorphism, both in painting and in sculpture.
Netherlands – JanIsDeMan
JanIsDeMan masters almost all styles and likes to draw clear, but also organic pictures. He faces up to the tasks and every new challenge, automatically bringing with him many new inspirations. By now, JanIsDeMan is well known and his works of art can be admired both on the street and in people’s homes …
Poland – M-City
M-City is a street artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who makes use of stencils. He builds art installations, curates exhibitions and travels the world. He is the author of the m-city project that encompasses hundreds of murals. His works have been featured in the number of group and solo art shows hosted in Poland and abroad.
Romania – Obie Platon
Popular imagery and today’s tech 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, inspire Obie Platon to reflect the contrasts, particularities and tensions defining a fabricated reality that he aims to disclose.
Slovakia – Doke
Doke is a graffiti artist and video producer from Slovakia. On his Youtube channel, he faces many artistic challenges and allows the audience to watch live the creation of his works.
Sweden – Huge
“There’s is nothing like having a big white wall as a canvas and a bag full of cans!”
Huge, is Daniel Fahlströms alias as a spraycan artist who started painting graffiti in the mid 80s and then went on to mostly paint with airbrush. Today, he works in his studio in Älta near Stockholm, except when the paints walls around the country. Huge became known as the “balloon artist”.
United Kingdom – Osch
Combining his love for architecture and art, Otto began painting creative pieces with one-of-a-kind urban contemporary themes. Originally starting with oil paint on canvas, Otto explored various styles and mediums from collages, to illustrations, to stencil free-hand spray paint on canvas and walls.