Arena: The Weird
The Šventoji open-air arena has seen it all, but after this year’s festival it won’t ever be the same. We’ve invited and are proud to announce that visual artists from The Weird collective from Germany and Austria, specializing in high quality character design, are coming over to paint the huge mural on the outside of arena.
The project is curated by Phillipp Barth. He’ll take care of German artists Low Bros, DXTR and Rookie, all of whom are presented below.
The Urban Art team Low Bros consists of two brothers, Qbrk and Nerd, born in Hamburg, northern Germany. They currently live and work in Berlin. When they were children the two brothers loved to draw and invented their own little stories and fantasy worlds while playing in the backyard or being in the countryside. You’ll still find both influences, the urban and natural in their work today. The brothers have always painted together, but it took while before they began to create their characters together and develop their own common, geometric style. Ever since, they have gone by the name Low Bros.
“He found a way to live out where the real winds blow — to sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whiskey, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested…Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll.”
DXTR, born in Bielfeld/Germany, started painting graffiti in ’98, studied design and is a freelance illustrator, currently living in Duesseldorf/Germany. He worked for clients such as Amnesty International, Art Directors Club, Nike, K2 Snowboarding, among many others and exhibited in cities like Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Duesseldorf, Cologne, Washington, Boston, Sheffield, Vienna, Roma and Shanghai.
Rookie was born in 1979 in Dresden, Germany. He studied illustration as a part of his design degree and began to work as a freelance illustrator in 2004. Rookie’s work has been published in books and magazines, and he has exhibited all over Europe. He also does illustration, character design and storyboards for films.
Supported by Graffitishop.lt