This year’s Stroke Urban Art Fair hosted contemporary urban artists from all over the world at Alte Münze – Am Krögel in Berlin. It is a self-proclaimed hub for “Low Brow”, “Illustration”, “Street Art”, “Graffiti”, “Graphic Design” and “Comic Art” fused with classic notions of art as well as unconventional resources that are newly interpreted in a fresh, innovative and mostly postmodern context.
There was an impressive amount of work displayed at the fair, about two-thirds of the work were displayed by galleries and the other third were self-represented artists. An exciting spin on your typical art fair was the live painting installations where fair goers were able to watch artists at work (as seen in the picture above). You can see more of them below!
It was enthralling to watch artists work and see all the variations in methods and means. Some had headphones in, some chatted with the audience, others would be so focus it looked like they were becoming part of the art work itself.
There were many people enjoying fair; The hours (open from 1 pm-10pm most days) were convenient for all kinds of visitors from young families to partying tourists.
The fair encouraged and produced lots of dialogue and exchange between artists, curators, gallerist, and art enthusiasts alike. The two artists pictured below were using each other as inspiration while people admired their work and occasionally made enquires:
More people discussing art:
Some more of the enthralling live painting!