“It’s like performance art,” says film director Michael Maxxis, as he watches street artist Okuda painting a scene from Maxxis’ new film here in Oldenburg, Germany. It’s unusual for this city to have graffiti or street art, so this commercial painting by a street artist is pretty close to the real thing.
According to the Spanish artist, he took a screenshot of one of his favorite scenes and the idea was to bring the main characters in the movie to his own world. With eye-popping color and unusual combinations of geometrics with organic forms, he succeeds in sparking your imagination into an alternative-world of play. For the director, the image that Okuda selected to paint is a representation of the paradise of childhood.
The Filmmaker and writer and director has known Okuda for a few years and loves his work – Okuda even designed the film posters for the movie. Here in Olderburg, it appears to be love at first sight.
Our sincere thanks to photographer Nika Kramer who shares this story and her photographic documentation of this painting under the stunning September skies of northern Germany.