Daan Botlek’s Silhouetted Street Art Figures Escape From An Abandoned Building

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Daan Botlek‘s trademark figural painted works always evoke a certain one-off kind of narrative, but his latest series, Escape From Wuhlheidecarries this idea even further. Based in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, Botlek (previously here) was exploring an abandoned and graffiti-filled building in Berlin, when the idea of painting an escape came to mind.

While wandering through Wuhlheide looking for some spots to paint the idea arose…to make some sort of storyline of an escape.”

The story in Escape From Wuhlheide reads like a cartoon rendered in real life, blending street art, animation, illustration and painting. Each ‘cell’ of the escape is painted individually, depicting two blanked-outline characters making their way through the dilapidated space, peeking around corners, crawling up walls and climbing ladders. Each ‘cell’ is then photographed, documenting their run away. (via colossal)

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Daan Botlek’s Street Art Of Figures Crawling Out of Their Skin

Dutch artist Daan Botlek creates commissioned murals and work for the street.  His art makes use of simply conveyed bodies often contrasting the inside with the outside.  Many of Botlek’s pieces illustrate a sort of literal introspection, looking inside each character.  The characters peel off, crawl out of, and smash off outer layers to expose the inner person.  Botlek works both in the gallery and on the street, his figures populating walls through out the city inside and out. [via]

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