The Sint-Pieters Nieuwstraat is a very busy street where many people pass by, but it is also a residential street. The nocturnal passage of some students regularly disrupted the local night's rest.
That's why the City of Ghent started a project to give part of Sint-Pieters Nieuwstraat, from De Brug to Sint-Pietersplein, more the feeling of a residential street.
In collaboration with Wallin', 4 graffiti artists from Ghent were chosen, who created 5 works in the street. The City of Ghent thus kills two birds with one stone: the ostentatious tags have disappeared and the homely themes and nature motifs remind passers-by that this is a residential street. Kitsune Jolene made two works, Cee Pil, Lobster Robin and A Squid Called Sebastian each. The project was portrayed by young talent Ahmet Eroglu.
Do you also want to create a homely character in a certain neighborhood? We would love to see how we can upgrade the streetscape through art!
A Squid Called Sebastian (ASCS) was born in America and came into contact with street art and graffiti at an early age. In 1989 he moved with his parents to Belgium, where he followed an artistic training. The focus was on comic strip drawing, which sparked a penchant for Japanese and oriental drawings. In his current work he combines and translates his drawings and studio work into images, often with organic and animal subjects. Characteristic for this artist are also the oriental inspired expressive masks, which are often part of his emotional and surrealistic world. His murals are full of symbolism where a story, personal or otherwise, is attached.
Kitsune Jolene (Jolien De Waele, 1992*) is an upcoming street artist, based in Ghent, Belgium. After her studies in Visual Art & Architecture and an extended period as voluntary assistant to a few artists in the world of street art, she decided to pick up the spray can at the end of 2017. Today you can find her reaching from Belgium all the way to Portugal and Dubai. Usually painting portraits of women, animals, fauna and flora infused with subtle nods to various cultures and myths. On the side she participates in working with a handful of street art minded organizations in the Benelux.
Street artist and fine art artist from Antwerp now living in Ghent, researching the individuals travel through life in a colourful and sometimes psychedelic way.
Cee Pil makes quality work at top speed, which makes it a pleasure to see him live somewhere. Through his experience in traditional painting and making hyper-realistic portraits of animals in particular, he is able to skillfully create this unique optical illusions. He combines several images with each other and achieves astonishing results every time.