Katowice Street Art Festival 2014 has started

Reaching its forth edition this year, Katowice Street Art Festival 2014 is now live in Poland, until May 25th, offering a diverse program, which includes mural painting, installation, exhibitions, concerts and film. Local and international artists have been invited to join the event and some already arrived at Katowice and have been working for the past few days.

Katowice Street Art Festival 2014

Katowice Street Art Festival 2014

Los Angeles based artist Cleon Peterson envisions reality as governed by the laws of violence, lacking any moral values, as a brutal and never ending battle between corrupt authority and its victims of oppression – the people.

Although this hell on earth may seem far from us, this society driven by artificial needs – such as drugs – and primary instincts – sex mostly – is inspired from real life. Humanity and compassion, dignity and self-esteem, all are crushed under the barbaric acts of the masters, and reversed to fear, despair, hopelessness and cruel physical and emotional suffering, while peace and harmony turn into chaos.

The contrasts are very powerful, the graphics clean and the narrative – intense, and this also reflects in Cleon Peterson’s mural for Katowice Street Art Festival.

Cleon Peterson

Cleon Peterson

Cleon Peterson

Cleon Peterson

Cleon Peterson

Cleon Peterson / Photos: Davido

Inspired by religious iconography, artist Sergiy Radkevich combines spiritual symbols with geometrical shapes. He is currently working on his mural for Katowice Street Art Festival.

 Sergiy Radkevich

 Sergiy Radkevich

Sergiy Radkevich / Photos: Bartek Barczyk

On Saturday, the 17th of May, at the Night of Museums, there will be the grand opening of the mural inspired by Polish painter Halina Lerman (1928-2013), painted by Marta Abramowicz and Van.

Marta Abramowicz and VAN

Marta Abramowicz and VAN

Photo: Davido

UPDATE – FINAL MURAL:

Final mural

Final mural - detail

Photos: Van

More info on the festival website and Facebook page.