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Rutger Termohlen, Super A & Collin van der Sluijs

Belcrum Birds Blind Wall
Location
Veilingkade
Material
Latex on plaster
Year
2020

‘Fictional bird species symbolize resilience, hope and pride’

A new, immense mural graces the South-West wall of Electron.

Rutger Termohlen invited fellow artists Collin van der Sluijs and Super A to work on the project. The giant mural was inspired by several ‘lockdown talks’ they had with residents of Belcrum, the surrounding neighborhood.

Fictional birds, representing family, transformation, resilience and hope. Birds we will need in the coming times.

The choice for birds was an inspired one: they are fragile, but powerful animals. Proud and colourful. Or subtle and inconspicuous. Other elements, like the broken vase, represent symbolic stories – often only known to the residents and artists.

This Blind Wall was an initiative by Electron and was supported by residents, artists, het Prins Bernhard Buurt Cultuurfonds, Boels Verhuur and Studio ID. Blind Walls Gallery supplied the paint.

Photos by Frank Bouwkamp

About the artist

Rutger Termohlen

Origin
The Netherlands
Profession
Tattoo artist
Website
Rutger Termohlen

Illustrator, painter and tattoo artist Rutger Termohlen depicts people, animals and more often a combination of both. His dynamic work is rich in contrasts, colour and theme: from love to death, from light to dark.

About the artist

Collin van der Sluijs

Origin
The Netherlands
Profession
Artist
Website
Collin van der Sluijs

After graduating from art-academy St. Joost in Breda, Collin moved to Maastricht, where he lives and works on exhibitions and projects. His work can be described as personal pleasures and struggles in daily life, translated into his own visual language. Collin’s work has been published in magazines, books, and shown in galleries, project-spaces and walls in The Netherlands, Germany, France, England, Belgium, USA, Luxembourg, Italy and Spain.

About the artist

Super A

Origin
Nederland
Profession
Kunstenaar
Website
Super A

Super A is Stefan Thelen’s anti-superhero identity. Stefan uses traditional painting techniques and a knack for design to create compositions that manipulate¬†familiar iconography into mind-bending and inquisitive pieces. The murals of Super A are often metaphoric scenarios rendered with hyperrealism. His work consists of realistic (fantasy) images combined with subtle, but remorseless critique on social or political issues.