I love going around a city looking for street art. It feels like a treasure hunt. You never know what you are going to get: a wonderful piece of art that you love, art that you don’t quite like, or maybe an empty wall; you never know in advance. The compositions might be thought-provoking, colourful, or simply some elaborately caligraphed phrase or name; maybe all of them! Often the story does not stop at just going and looking at the art, almost always there are associated stories behind each piece. I find trying to seek out these stories an incredible experience. I think it speaks about a city’s character, history, culture and maybe even its “personality”.
Since I have been living in Amsterdam for quite sometime now – inspired by a talk I attended at the Van Gogh Museum by Nicole Blommers – I have been trying to spot graffiti around Amsterdam. I have managed to put them on a Google map. You can check it out; I’ll keep it updated as I explore more and find new artworks.