We asked four questions to four Amsterdam based street art creatives, who we think have stand out in their own unique way in Amsterdam in 2011. Here is part three with Bustart.
Ever since Bustart moved away from Switzerland and settled himself in Amsterdam, the city hasn't been this colour since..... Is he a busy man or what? Bustart is exactly the kind of artist that Amsterdam needs. Very creative, is out and about a lot to paint and amazes us each time we spot a new piece of art. We are looking forward seeing what he has in store for Amsterdam next year.
Bustart & Zaira @ Haarlemmerstraat. Photo: Bustart
1. (Personal) highlight of 2011
Moving to Amsterdam.
2. What makes Amsterdam attractive for street artists to live or visit?
Amsterdam has a special flair and what you can find just here. Of course. you can't find big grey walls, but there is always a space for your work. There are galleries like the GO Gallery or organisations such as ASA, who push the urban art and invite artists all over the world to leave their mark in the city.
Sadly there is a law in Amsterdam, which says you are not aloud to paint your house or even the door without permission of the city. This means you still have to deal with the small fat people on their white scooters, even when you have permission of the owner.
3. If an artist of choice (or yourself) could paint at any location in Amsterdam, where would you want him/her to do so?
I would like to see local artist to paint big walls in town and not invite artists from all over the world. Nothing against them, but I think local artists create the touch of the city and deserve of getting part of it. I want to see big walls, that stay, with art from from Laser 3.14, Ottograph, DHM, Ives, Zaira and that dude Bustart.
4. Which street artist(s) are we gonna hear more about in 2012.
We will see...