Even though Urban Art has its own museum now the real deal is still happening on the streets with new artists and projects forever entering and leaving the game. On a recent day off, I checked some of the usual places in Berlin Mitte, specifically Haus Schwarzenberg and Dircksenstraße which always offer a huge variety of new stencils and of course we brought some pieces from Mauerpark’s Wall of Fame.
Huge stencil with an eye in the inside of a hand at Haus Schwarzenberg
Beautiful stencil of Frida Kahlo. I’m pretty sure I have seen the artists work elsewhere, but can’t place him/her right now.
Not entirely sure, but this should be a piece by Negative Vibes, although most of the stuff by him (her?) is way more crude.
Gothic stencil, possibly by Negative Vibes
The cute and slightly off-kilter characters by Cologne artist Joiny are an integral part of the Berlin street art scene.
Collaboration of Joiny and Lutz for a sticker.
Astonishing Mural at a part of the Berlin Wall in Mauerpark.
Another Mauerpark grafitti in the making.
French artist and Berlin resident SP38 is an old hand in the scene and easily identifiable due to his distinct typo
These two have been appearing in Berlin since 2016 and it seems like the gorilla and his dachshund friend are having a fabulous time in Berlin. Stencil by cazl
Cazl: sausage dog and his gorilla friend having a good time with the top down.
By now, the dancing figures of Sobr are old friends and can be found everywhere.
Stencil of a bird in Dircksenstrasse, Berlin Mitte
Hamburg artist TONA reminds me a lot of ALIAS. Both put up two-tone stencils of kids that can often be found in doorways or low to the ground.
Another piece by TONA
Maybe another TONA, although neither the sujet nor the coloring really fit. But at least Baby-Putin is in good company with Trump and Pablo Escobar.
Brazilian character designer and streetartist Zinkete put up these cute boxy friends all over the city in 2017
Another friendly box-character by Zinkete
Although Planet Selfie describes their work as a form of protest against the raging and dangerous selfie culture, their characters are way too cute to really dissuade anybody from taking a selfie.
Liz Art and her DC characters popped up for the first sometime in 2016
Berlin hatte schon immer eine magische Anziehungskraft für Menschen mit alternativen Lebensentwürfen. Die „Kreuzberger Nächte“ gelten als legendär, aber auch die ehemaligen Ost-Bezirke Friedrichshain und Prenzlauer Berg sind besonders bunt und lebhaft.