The Urban Art Esch project has started with first of the three teasers! The ChekosArt collective (artists Chekos and AniaK) and Frank Lucignolo made all the way from Lecce in Italy to Luxembourg in July to dig into the reality and history of Esch-sur-Alzette.
The kiosk in Galgebieerg Park, used by the inhabitants for all kind of celebrations have turned into the gallery of murals representing the mining history of the city. Many inhabitants welcomed the painting with curiosity and appreciation, supported the artists with the daily visits and good word; groups of children were happy to get dirty and help while helping the artists.
Inside the kiosk the amazing optical mural representing children of Luxembourg was painted.
The Chekos Art collective is a duo of artists and activists (=artivists) active in south of Italy and Poland. They tell about themselves: “Street art reevaluates abandoned areas and gives educational messages for residents used to material and moral decay. In our projects, we always try involving the locals. Most of our works are made on buildings in a state of decay, giving them new life.Every time we make a mural, we try to observe and gather as
much information as possible about the place. We build a path of innovation that goes beyond
muralís aesthetics, without taking away the sense of identity which the place gives to the community”. It was the third time when they were hosted in Luxembourg, after taking part in Kufa Urban Art Festival in 2014.
More info about the project on FB under URBAN ART ESCH, in co-operation with Kulturfabrik, Art Square asbl and the municipality of Esch.