The preparations for The Crystal Ship, 2017 edition, curated by Bjørn Van Poucke, are in full swing. During the first week of the Belgian Easter Holidays (3-8th April) the streets of Ostend are graced with twenty international street artists such as Axel Void, Phlegm, Alexis Diaz, Henrik Uldalen and Bosoletti.
Argentinian street artist, Francisco Bosoletti visited Ostend to leave his unique art on the streets. Here Bosoletti paints a negative image of a woman.
The mural requires a filter on the camera to be decrypted, transforming the negative image into a positive image, or normal image, a total inversion, in which light areas appear dark and vice versa. The overall effect leaves the mural positive and the surroundings negative!
The final result is amazing and takes action by the viewer to see the mural in its true light …
Once the mural is photographed the background becomes lost and the focus is on the beautiful work of Francisco Bosoletti.
This years artists include Alexis Diaz, Axel Void, Bosoletti, Buck, C215, Hell’O Collective, Hyuro, Jaune, Johannes Mundinger, Levalet, Nelio, Nuart presents Henrik Uldalen, Outings Project, Pastel, Phlegm, Ricky Lee Gordon, Schellekens and Peleman, Sebas Velasco, SpY and Strook.
This weekend Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of April sees the grand opening of the festival.
Photo Credit Ian Cox