Location – Godevaert Montensstraat
Material – Spray paint on plaster
Year – 2016
Photography – Rosa Meininger
Video – Stein de Bont
The mural is a tribute to Godevaert Montens, mayor of Breda from 1580-1581 and 1596-1602. He is known for his supposed heroic conduct in 1581. During the fury of Houtepen he led a group of Breda citizen soldiers into battle against the Spanish troops. Unfortunately Breda was no match for the Spanish soldiers. The troops havoc, killed, raped and looted the city and its citizens. Volunteers were needed to clean up the remains of 584dead civilians.
Robin Nas aka Zenk One (NL) is well-known for his realistic portraits that he mix with a more graphic style. He now travels the world to make tall wall paintings in his characteristic style.