Mini-Sculptures and a 55 m Graffiti Art Appearing Near Allee
A popular and widely visited square in Újbuda, Kőrösy sétány, is getting new and exciting works of art. At the end of August, a new collection of mini-sculptures and a unique street art wall will be added to the District XI. Four new mini-sculptures by sculptor Antal Plank add color to the area around the shopping center, bringing art closer to everyday life. At the same time, a modern street art wall of emblematic values of the district will be created along the Kőrösy promenade, credited to the Colorfools team.
Arts reflect the world we live in, and they are quietly integrated into our everyday lives – it is showcased by the new street art wall and mini-sculpture collection of Allee Center. The modern artworks aim to bring art closer to people. "It's important for us to foster a great community experience and neighborliness in the 11th district, and also support art and culture, so we have added color to the promenade with mini-sculptures and street art mural," said Melinda Szilágyi, head of operation, Allee Center.
Sculptor Antal Plank, after his first beloved mini-sculpture, the Corgi puppy named Ella, will surprise the neighborhood again with four new works. The mini-sculptures are very popular nowadays because they offer an opportunity for a playful urban adventure. Together with Allee, the sculptor has chosen four symbolic elements that should not be missing in any public space. The book that is always in someone's hand. The ice cream and the skateboard, which relax and attract young people, as well as the coffee cup, an essential part of any meeting.
"I'm very happy that we could work together again after last year's successful project, during the current collaboration works push the boundaries of the community space, as Allee is a large, spacious place where a lot of people come and go," said the artist.
The purpose of the mini-statues is to add color and make the neighborhood more livable, as well as to protect public spaces. Antal Plank said that his sculptures on Széll Kálmán tér also helped to encourage skateboarders to practice their hobby in designated skate parks rather than on benches and flowerbeds. The modern skateboard park at Goldmann György tér, just a few minutes away, is the perfect place for this purpose.
The School Wall That Tells Stories
The street art wall along Kőrösy sétány is a modern piece of art that fits into the cityscape and the district, reinforces good neighborliness attracts visitors, and gives a boost to the public area. The shopping center believes in opening to new art forms and that modern art can live and breathe together with the existing values of District XI.
On the formerly heavily damaged school wall, the Colorfools urban wall decorating team combined modern and classical elements; showcasing the landmarks of Újbuda district, along with the shopping center's offers and values they follow. Thus, in addition to the message of fashion, culinary delights, and sustainability, the silhouettes of the well-known Liberty Bridge, the Gellért Square fountain, and the Liberty Statue also appear on the almost 55-meter-long mural.
At the same time, we can discover some hidden messages since each symbol has several layers. The Colorfools team also talked about this in a behind-the-scenes video during painting. "The aim was to create an iconic, well-recognizable and spectacular work that would be integrated into the increasingly colorful artistic life of District XI," said Márton Árvay, the creator of Colorfools.
As with all the art projects supported by Allee Center it was important to protect the values of the district while opening to modern art in a nontraditional direction. "Our aim was to bring art closer to young people, so from time to time we strive to work with artists who understand their language" emphasized Dr. Melinda Szilágyi. The modern art project, with a total value of nearly HUF 10 million, actively contribute to enhancing the cultural values of the district.
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