Impressive 3D Street Art Murals in Antwerp for Tizarte 3D Street Art Festival

Street Art Mural in Antwerp, Belgium by artist Djoels

It was almost a year ago when we visited the Belgian city of Antwerp for the very first time. As with any new destination, we spent a large part of day one and two exploring the new city, checking out the must-see sights and searching out some of the many street art pieces and murals that are to be found across the Antwerp.

As this was Belgium we were of course on a bike, we have mentioned this in previous posts but this country's cites are great for cycling around, with bike lanes making it very easy to get about. When you are constantly on the lookout for the next photo this is not something we would do in London but in Antwerp, a bike is the best way to get around.

While we were in town we were fortunate enough to meet up with the local street art expert/tour guide and Community Manager for the Street Art Cities app, Tim Marschang. Tim has his finger on the pulse when it comes to Antwerp street art and who better to guide us around the city

It would seem our timing was spot on as our arrival coincided with the second half of the Tizarte 3D Street Art Festival. We had been in Rotterdam checking out another festival and with train travel considerable cheaper than the U.K. and Rotterdam’s proximity to Antwerp we jumped on a train for a return visit.

Tizarte 3D Street Art Festival 2018 Artists

For the 2018 edition of Tizarte 3D festival, the invited artists who created new works in various locations in Eilandje included the following:

Matthew Dawn (BE) / Vera Bugatti (IT) / DJOELS (BE) / Muretz (BR) / K.Shit (BE) / CeePil (BE) / Gooze (RU) / WD (GR) / Shozy (RU) / Toon Van Ishoven (BE) / Anmar Mirza (UK)

Have a look at some of the images we captured while we were in town. With all but one of the artists finished work our photographs include mostly images of the completed works, we have also included a number of images from the first edition of the Tizerate 3D festival which are all still visible in Antwerp.

Amazing 3D street art work in Antwerp by artist WD ( Wild Drawing)

01 . WD (Wild Drawing)

Some impressive work from Athens based artist WD ( Wild Drawing), although due to some construction work it wasn't so easy to get photos of this piece and involved scaling some stacks of wooden pallets to try and capture a shot of the work.

Location: Rijnkaai 150, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Amazing 3D street art work in Antwerp by artist WD ( Wild Drawing)

A closer detail shot of the WD ( Wild Drawing) piece created for the Tizarte 3D Street Art Festival.

Street Art Mural in Antwerp, Belgium by artist Djoels

02. Djoels

Seen from across the harbor this huge new addition to Antwerp is from Belgian graffiti artist and tattooist Djoels. THe is one of the largest murals she has painted to date, see the close-up photo of the work up top. The artist two large portraits sit next to one of the festivals other murals painted by English artist Anmar Mirza.

Location: Kattendijkdok-Oostkaai 64, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Street Art mural in Antwerp by artist Muretz.

03. Muretz

Some of our London readers might recognize the work of Brasilian artist Muretz as the artist has some work on Hanbury Street in East London. For his contribution to the Tizarte 3D Street Art Festival, Muretz painted a number of his signature characters around the harbor across different walls.

Locations: Various locations.
Image one pictured above: Oosterweelsteenweg, 2030 Antwerpen, Belgium / Image two pictured below Noordkasteel Zuid, 2030 Antwerpen, Belgium / Image three picture below Kambalastraat 4, 2030 Antwerpen, Belgium.

Street Art mural in Antwerp by artist Muretz.

Street Art mural in Antwerp by artist Muretz.

04. Toon Van Ishoven

Belgian artist Toon Van Ishoven was putting the finsihing touches to his mural for the festival when we stopped by to photograph his festival mural and was happy to pose for a photograph before getting back up into the scissor lift to finish.

Location: Kattendijkdok-Oostkaai 64, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

05. Shozy

Hailing from Russia, Shozy is an internationally acclaimed 3D street artist, who honed his skills bombing walls and painting trains in Moscow, later shifting his focus to 3D and anamorphic interventions. For the Tizarte 3D Street Art Festival, he painted not one but two new murals both in the harbor area of Antwerp. The first of the two anamorphic pieces from the artist features a series of boats painted on a circular concrete structure, check out some of the details in the images below. The second equally impressive hands' piece from Shozy is also pictured below.

Location: Mexicostraat 5, 2030 Antwerpen, Belgium.

Matthew Dawn Street Art Mural in Antwerp Belgium

06. Matthew Dawn

We last caught up Belgian artist Matthew Dawn earlier in the year at work on a mural in Ostend on the Belgian coast. We featured a series of photographs of the artist at work and the finished mural titled 'Blind'. The Ostend mural painted for the Crystal Ship festival and this new mural addition to Antwerp are both part of his ongoing series of mural works he calls his Paper Crown series.

Location: Letlandstraat 507, 2030 Antwerpen, Belgium

07. Gooze

For Tizarte 3D Street Art Festival, muralist and street artist Gooze from Krasnodar in the south of Russia has painted what is possibly the largest mural to date in Antwerp, Belgiam. The vibrant mural painted on one side of the huge harbor side structure dominates the skyline as you cross into Antwerp on the motorway via the harbor. 

Location: Litouwenstraat 203, 2030 Antwerpen, Belgium

Image Gallery

Collaborative work painted for the festivals 2018 edition, the work sees Belgian artists Ceepil & K.Shit working together on this mural.

English artist Anmar Mirza's mural painted for the 2018 edition of the Tizarte 3D Street Art Festival.

One side of the impressive structure that was painted by various artists for the first edition of the Tizarte 3D Street Art Festival, this piece is painted by Leon Keer.

One the opposite side to the Leon Keer mural is another impressive work from artist Chemis from Kazakhstan, again this mural was painted in 2017 for the Tizarte 3D Street Art Festival,

The third mural at the same location as the Leon Keer and the Chemis murals is this work pictured above which is another mural painted by WD (Wild Drawing) who was invited back for the 2018 edition of the festival. All three works are still in perfect condition despite the harbor side location and look like they could have just been painted!

Location: Siberiastraat 52, 2030 Antwerpen, Belgium.

Street Art Cities App

The 2018 edition of the Tizarte 3D Street Art Festival ran from Friday, September 14 until Sunday, September 23 2018 and all the invited artists have completed work on the murals, but as with the 2017 edition of the festival, all the works created will stay on display well after the festival has ended.

For those of you planning to visit Antwerp and wanting to see the works in person, we would suggest downloading a copy of the Street Art Cities App available on the App Store and on Google Play. Alongside other global cities, the app includes a map of all the works in Antwerp with locations and some additional info about each of the works.

For iPhone users, you can download a free copy of Street Art Cities App on the App Store here.  For non-iPhone users, you can get a free copy of Street Art Cities App on Google Play here.

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Related Stories:
Belgian artist Matthew Dawn's BLIND mural in Ostend
Discover some of the best Street Art in Brussels.
Ostend Street Art And Where To Find It.

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