Urban artist and urbanist Jens Besser from Dresden, Germany paints the city into his city. An organizer of mural programs and avid bicyclist throughout this historic Saxony capital of a half million, Mr. Besser has a keen interest in all forms of transportation which keeps a city running 24 hours a day, seemingly infinitely.
He used brushes and cans for a new mural he painted on the side of a hotel May 27 – June 3, and in it Jens includes many of these modes inside his illustration-style painting that runs along the looping symbol of infinity: trains, planes, drones, buses, boats, and of course bicycles. A world within his world, closer inspection will reveal details of city life to you if you take a moment – including a rave party under the bridge.
He tells us he took inspiration for certain elements from Adams & Itso, the artist duo known for finding and constructing domestic settings in the margins of urban life – see the #Metatreno hashtag on the side of passing freight. For Jens Besser, urban life is a theater, and on center stage here for this mural called “Der Unendliche Verkehr”, the city is an ongoing play of never-ending movement.