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The Solar Panel Art Series merges science with art – and shows that renewable energy can go hand in hand with artistic creativity. The event was presented by The Beam, a magazine that mainly deals with the energy transition and the race to a zero-carbon economy. Finally, the time came to launch the Solar Panel Art Series, an event that took place at the impressive Anomalie Club.

The Solar Panel Art Series – The Project

A number of extremely talented artists were selected to use solar panels as an artistic medium, and Book a Street Artist was lucky enough to curate some of the artists for this Solar Panel Art Series.

The perfected works were exhibited in Berlin and will be sold by a charity auction. The revenues derived from the auction will go to Little Sun Foundation “Solar Kids School Program”, a project whose aim is to provide clear, safe and sustainable lighting equipment, as well as phone-charging equipment for school kids and their teachers in Rwanda. Every day, these children endanger their lives with expensive kerosene and candles to provide the school with necessary lighting. Above all, the aim of The Solar Panel Art Series is to raise awareness for renewable energies and recycling.

 

Book A Street Artist – Project Partner 

At Book a Street Artist, we aim at being more than “just” a booking platform: we are a creative business with a social agenda. Our vision is to empower artistic talent and connect artists with all types of artlovers. For that reason, we were keen on this project from the start and instantly accepted the offer to become a partner. For The Solar Panel Art Series, our Artist Manager curated some of the marvellous artists which transformed the industrial solar panels into inspiring art pieces.

Hülpman

Hülpman is a German graphic designer and illustrator. Inspired by colourful street art and graffiti, he uses spray paint, markers and acrylic paint to create his unique style and character.

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Hülpman

VESUV

Through a combination of lettering and forms, German graphic designer and urban artist VESUV establishes imposing art pieces that each contain a message. Letters are not just symbols, but rather a powerful medium capable of reflecting many different shapes and expressions.

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VESUV

The Krank

Coming from Greece, the Berlin-based street artist The Krank is focusing on abstract art and typography. His individual style is influenced by Chinese lettering and the movement around abstract expressionism. The Krank’s pieces are full of hidden messages and reflect his thoughts about the world.

The Krank

Mario Winkler

German artist Mario Winkler creates photorealistic and anamorphic illusions. This skilled painter and art lover can create incredibly realistic works on every imaginable surface. He never quits looking for inspiration and bringing his art to perfection.

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Mario Winkler

“We are happy to be part of this fantastic project. Art, and especially street art, is a brilliant medium with a real social impact. It is accessible to everyone, can break down particularly complex topics such as sustainability and turn into an intelligible topic, which in turn makes it more emotionally approachable.”

-Book a Street Artist

The Solar Panel Art Series Launch 

Eventually, it took 10 months of planning and the creativity of over 40 artists from all over the world for the finished panels to be exhibited.  As mentioned above, The Solar Panel Art Series Launch took place at the Anomalie Club – a venue with a mysterious atmosphere. Concrete walls, gothic arcades and lights in different shades of blue created a classy yet industrial framework for this event. Thus, the artworks painted and sprayed on massive, black solar panels were harmonious with the whole venue’s vibe. Each artist interpreted the project in their own way and brought their own very individual style onto the technological canvases.

“It was a pain to lift the massive panel up to the fifth floor, but every effort was worth it for this wonderful project.”

-The Krank

Subsequently, Cecília Erismann and Nathan Lewi Leveel staged an inspiring performance. Both artists work together within the framework of Sounds of Words. Listeners witnessed an improvisation containing a stunning experimental Live-Set of the talented musician, that merged with a touching poetic performance by Cecília. The weight of words combined with the rhythm of music took the audience on an intense journey. Afterwards, people remained with smooth goosebumps and a thought-provoking mood.

To support the initiative around The Solar Panel Art Series and stay up to date, follow the project on Facebook and Instagram.