Meeting of Styles is the biggest graffiti event worldwide, held annually in more than 20 countries. Once again I had the honour of being one of the participants in the event which took place in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Since my crewmate and partner in crime Psyke had to do actual work back home, this time I had to attend the event alone. Fortunately Bowes and Peto, fellow german writers who painted at the same wall last year with us, joined forces with me this year as well. So naturally it was two absolutely fantastic days filled with sunshine, german beer, shooting crap, goofing around… and painting, of course. Painting letters even. And only letters. Since most of the paintings at the event were combinations of characters and styles or only characters and sceneries without actual letters. So I am happy we decided to take slightly different approach.
Every year the event at Wiesbaden spreads across the city, presenting new surfaces besides the underpass and large walls at the actual main event near the Mainz-Kastel station. This year we got one of those “side kick spots” from the Wilhelm-Leuschner school, a kilometer away from the spot. Which explains why I didn’t get to take that many pictures from the actual event: I spent most of my stay at the… well, the school premises, concentrating on our wall. Luckily you can just search for huge amount of pictures thru Instagram with hashtags like meetingofstyles, meetingofstyles2018, mos2018, meetingofstylesgermany and so on. And of course check out the Facebook-page as well as the Instagram-profile of the event.
And I just have to repeat myself from the last years post: The quality of the pieces and talent of all the artists at the event is way beyond amazing! Seriously, I am very, very honoured that I got the opportunity to participate in an event like this.
So. To conclude this post: Huge thanks for the MOS Crew, my fellow comrades Bowes and Peto as well as rest of the artists, both the ones I got to meet and the ones I didn’t. Also sincere thanks to the staff at the event as well as the local youth house for hosting and feeding all the artists. And naturally everyone who visited the event! I had a blast and am eagerly looking forward to participate in the future Meeting of Styles events as well. Next of them being this years event at Tampere, Finland.
Arts Promotion Centre Finland provided a grant to cover my travel and accommodation costs for this event.