Cyrcle @ The Crystal Ship 2016

“We left our families, we abandoned our homes, we worked for nothing, we slept on floors, we partied hard, we lost our minds, we danced with the devil, we faced our fears, we swallowed our pride, we gave our hearts, we tried and failed, we followed our dreams, we are Cyrcle, we never die!” Cyrcle

Cyrcle is an artists collective from Los Angeles, California. Their outdoor murals and installations are most distinctive for them. The character of their artworks is supremely graphic and provocative, and most typical for them is the duality in their works. Thematics like life and death are at odds with their aesthetic effect. The heaviness of the chosen subjects is balanced out by the frivolous character of their work. As can be seen in the work in Ostend, both color and typography play a crucial role. For The Crystal Ship they were inspired by the terror attacks in Brussels, they paid homage to the victims by painting flowers for them.

Because they think that monuments are always made out of marble, they just had to create a marble effect on the wall for this mural. It took days to make it look like a real marble wall, but when a man placed his hand on the wall to feel if it was really covered with marble, they knew their goal was accomplished.

© Henrik Haven

© Henrik Haven

© Henrik Haven

© Henrik Haven

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