Schools can be pretty boring places, visually. The eggshell colored cinder block walls, combined with the dull ceiling tiles and standard issue classroom doors, sometimes it reminds you more of a prison than a place of higher learning. Really, is a little visual stimulation a bad thing?
One school in Paris, France wanted to find out. They invited 100 graffiti artists to let their creativity and imaginations run wild all over the walls, ceilings and floors of a dormitory at Cité Internationale Universitaire. The project was part of Rehab 2, an urban festival that ran from the middle of June to mid July. The artists were given three weeks to complete the project before it was opened up for members of the public to come in and have their minds blown.
Sadly, the work will be destroyed as the building will be gutted as it makes way for a new renovation of the dormitory. Either way, the pieces that these artists created are truly spectacular.
As a fan of the creepy and macabre, I really enjoy this last one. It would look great in my office for sure.
I feel like too much time spent going down this hallway could make you a little dizzy.
Is anyone else reminded of the New York City subway system by this piece of art?
This would be perfect for any haunted house on Halloween.
I am not much of an art critic, but I feel like there is a secondary meaning hidden somewhere in this piece. Regardless, it's beautiful.
Talk about thinking on your feet and using what you have available. This vent cover suddenly became a pre-existing skyscraper.
The quality of the art just keeps getting better from here. I truly wish we decided to paint more of our public institutions in this manner, life would be much more vibrant.
This is a great example of an old-school "wild style".
I could spend hours just chilling in this amazing stairwell.
Both the image and sentiment are quite creepy.
I am not exactly sure what to make of this piece, but whomever created it sure has a wild imagination.
I don't know what it is, but I really like this one.
How would you feel if we started being more artistic to the ways we decorate or schools and other institutions?