Karvinou by this week is decorated with a second large-scale painting. The mural for the city was created by Polish street artist Kamil Kuzko. It was created on an apartment building.
Karviná – Karviná is decorated with a second large-scale painting starting this week. The so-called mural for the city was created by Polish street artist Kamil Kuzko. Municipality spokesman Lukáš Hudeček told ČTK today.
The first mural it has been in the handball hall since last autumn and depicts Karvina handball legend František Brůna. Its author is the Polish artist Arkadiusz Andrejkow, who deals with monumental painting.
The second large-format painting, which covered another dominant object of the city, was added to the wall of an apartment building in Borovského Street in the Karviná-Ráj district. Both works of art were created as part of a joint project between Karviné and the Polish partner city of Jastrzębie-Zdrój.
“The author of the second mural is also a professor at the Academy of Arts in Krakow and has been active in the graffiti and street art scene since the mid-nineties of the last century,” said producer Nikola Vavrous. Two young people are depicted on the wall of the house, looking out at the city from the windows. “The lady is looking at the modern Karvina and the gentleman is looking at the old Karvina. But it is the case that each person describes the work in their own way, we leave it to the passers-by. Everyone will describe it according to their mood, so the interpretation can change,” said the art curator in public space Alexandra Kroliková.
The city was inspired abroad. “In Spain or Portugal, for example, we meet such paintings at every turn. It is very interesting and modern. That is why we agreed with our partner city Jastrzębie-Zdrój on a Czech-Polish project that worked for us,” said Deputy Mayor Lukáš Raszyk ( ČSSD). As part of the project, the city is now preparing a photo competition associated with the murals, as well as sightseeing trips to the large-scale paintings in Karviná and the partner city. Both activities are planned for the first half of this year.
A few murals can be seen, for example, by visitors to Ostrava . Last year, a large-scale painting was created, for example, on the retaining wall above the Bazaly football stadium. Its author is Jan “Bogy” Lörincz, who became the winner of an international art competition announced by the city and the region. New large-format paintings should also be in the city, for example, in the underpasses of the repaired Dřevoprodej stops and Tylova in Ostrava's most populous part of the South.