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Quirky Murals and Street Interventions of Anonymous Silhouette Figures by Daan Botlek

April 19, 2017

Christopher Jobson

Playing with aspects of negative space and scale, Rotterdam-based artist Daan Botlek (previously) fills walls with his trademark anonymous figures, often interacting with their environment in strikingly inventive ways. The artist incorporates basic geometric elements, existing shadows, architectural elements, and found textures to depict silhouette figures that appear to fight against gravity or even themselves.

Botlek completed several pieces as part of a residency at Laboratório de Actividades Criativas in Lagos last year, and you can see more of his recent work on Instagram.

 

 



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A Daring Street Art Escape by Daan Botlek

May 29, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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While poking around a condemned building in Berlin, street artist Daan Botlek (previously) dreamed up the idea of his white shilhouette figures executing a daring escape. The series of pieces here, Escape from Wuhlheide, was the result. (via Lustik)

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The Bizarre Street Art of Daan Botlek

October 31, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Street artist and illustrator Daan Botlek is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands and is known for his strange form of character-driven street art. His generally simplistic, site-specific figures often interact with the space around them, passing in and out of unseen dimensions, shedding skin in the process. Kind of like morbid Keith Haring, no? You can see much more of his work over on Flickr. (via Lustik)