VukovART street festival in Vukovar, Croatia, has just wrapped up its fifth edition held from 15th May to 15th June 2021.
Vukovar is a city in eastern Croatia. It contains Croatia’s largest river port, located at the confluence of the Vuka and the Danube. The name Vukovar means ‘town on the Vuka River‘ (Vuko from the Vuka River, and vár from the Hungarian word for ‘fortress’).
The invited street artists to VukovART 2021 included Boa Mistura from Spain, BustArt from Switzerland, Jana Brike from Latvia, Juandres Vera from Mexico, Mr Woodland from Germany, Victor Splash from Russia, Artez from Serbia, Kerim Mušanović from Bosnia, Herzegovina from Croatia and Marion Ruthardt from Germany!
Jana Brike from Latvia painted a big blue drawing, the image originally from one of her blue sketchbook diaries.
Serbian artist Artez’s mural ‘Surprise Yourself’ includes his trademark potted plant!
Boa Mistura from Spain mural OSTAJEMO / (We stay) …
BustArt from Switzerland smashed this eleven by twelve metre wall in three and a half days! The mural is titled ‘Kiss by the Danube.’
Juandres Vera from Mexico paints in his 3D style, linking the aesthetics to his previous murals…
“As you can see this mural is a sequence of the previous one on the same location (Bloomorphosis 2017), but also is linked to the concept of the well known painting “The mind is the beast (me, myself and I)” I did for Magic City, Dresden, Germany in 2016. The main idea was to make an allegory of the city of Vukovar as a young girl who depicts the creative and artistic spirit of the festival that year by year has been transforming these walls in a beautiful open gallery since 2017…” Juandres Vera instagram
Great to see the mural named ‘The Heart is the Commander (We, ourselves and us)’ at this wonderful angle.
Mr Woodland from Germany painted two males, one carrying the other on his shoulders. The mural was called ‘Inseparable’.
Victor Splash from Russia painted a 3D mural titled ‘Everything is on the surface’ and tricks the eye to believe the surface has become uneven.
“Design is a tool for the improvement of humanity, it is the basis for life.
The exterior of a building has a big impact on how people feel in an urban environment. It is important for me that the design that I am doing is a continuation of the building, but at the same time it boldly declared about its new image: “Hello everyone, imagine it was so possible.” Victor Splash instagram
Kerim Mušanović from Bosnia and Herzegovina, painted a 3D artwork titled “Strawberry Flavour.” Looks like the bear got the cream!
Šumski from Croatia takes your brain to another dimension with his mural ‘Portal’.
Marion Ruthardt from Germany paints an anamorphic Lipizzan Horse named Favory …
“The reason was, last year I got a request from Voigtsberg, Austria, where the horses are bred for the Spanish riding school in Vienna. This job was cancelled, because of Covid, but I fell in love with this race. So I informed myself, and learned, these horses are not originally bred in Austria but in Slowenia. Even in Dakova, very close to Vukovar, is a big lipizzan ergestüt. So that gave me a good reason, to paint this horse for the festival.” Marion Ruthardt instagram
Photo credit VukovART