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BSA Images Of The Week: 05-01-22 / Berlin

BSA Images Of The Week: 05-01-22 / Berlin

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week! Happy International Workers Day!

It has been a somewhat delirious spring week in Berlin-town as we cope with that special blend of bliss and dysphoria that envelopes you – mixing intercontinental jet lag, blooming cherry blossoms, birds chirping, aerosol spraying, and the chaos and grief of war at the doorstep. The shadow of war was never far from conversations.

All week we have been gratified, elated, to see the spirit of creativity everywhere- murals, tags, stickers,pop-up gallery show; but friends and colleagues speak of institutional failures, inflation, and fears of war spiraling. Notably in three conversations Berliners told us they expect America to re-elect Trump and that the US will soon be convulsed into war.

But the art! The streets! The spring! The murals in the rag-tag parks here that are dotted with skater half-pipes and blooming lilac bushes, the smell of piss and marijuana and cherry blossoms – it is all here in gritty and eclectic Berlin. People help point you in the next direction, and you discover more. The new real estate developments tend toward towering glass, and some previously artist neighborhoods are decidedly gentrifying, but the balance with the creative sector is still healthy, or so we think.

Today we are back in dirty old Brooklyn, but we already miss our sister-brother Berlin and the beautiful people we spent time with.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: 1UP Crew, Nafir, CMYK Dots, Anchor, Emikly Strangre202, Andrea Villanis, Andioh, Liz Art, Tobo Berlin, Devita, and Mash.

1UP Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MASH (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DEVITA. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
DEVITA. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CMYK Dots (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CMYK Dots (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tobo Berlin (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tobo Berlin. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentifed artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Liz Art. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mandioh. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Andrea Villanis. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anchor. Equality Jam Berlin. Organized by Emily Strange202 and Graffiti Lobby Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentifed artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Nafir for Urban Nation Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Spring 2022. Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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Berlin’s OKSE 126 Brings His CMYK DOTS Campaign to Walls in 103 Cities

Berlin’s OKSE 126 Brings His CMYK DOTS Campaign to Walls in 103 Cities

Wading and wandering through the late autumn sunlight dappling the graffiti and street art near Alexanderplatz in Berlin, we noticed periodic dotting of the wall above the chaotic visual fray at eye level.

CMYK Dots. Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The four dots are a clear, crisp distillation of color that every graphic designer since the print age is well familiar with: CMYK. Expressed in 3-D sculpture dots with a variety of techniques and glued to the wall above us, we were reminded foften during our walk that all colors are a combination of these four.

CMYK Dots. Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

A one-person mission by Berlin graffiti writer and street artist OKSE 126, the CMYK Dots campaign has traveled across many German and European cities and actually has a map for you to track them down. In addition to prodigious dots on the street, he’s started a line of clothing and art products and has shown his work in galleries like Berlin’s Urban Spree and this month at Hamburg’s Urban Shit Gallery “URBAN ART EDITION 2021” group show. The street art project, which OKSE 126 refers to as a modern technique of pointillism, has exceeded his goals, totaling 1,113 dots, 104 cities, and 16 countries.

CMYK Dots collaboration with Nat At Art. Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CMYK Dots. Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
CMYK Dots. Berlin. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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