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Slovakia's urban artists battle it out

“THE PROGRAMME began at 18:00 and lasted for 90 minutes. It was a contest between two urban art teams painting on canvas,” Michaela Bosáková, project manager of the Hopkirk civic association, told the TASR newswire. Two teams of two artists each competed to create the best work of art on a 2-metre by 3-metre canvas on a topic chosen by the audience. The winning team was also chosen by the audience.

Street art comes inside.Street art comes inside. (Source: Thomas Schlorke, PaintClub)

“THE PROGRAMME began at 18:00 and lasted for 90 minutes. It was a contest between two urban art teams painting on canvas,” Michaela Bosáková, project manager of the Hopkirk civic association, told the TASR newswire. Two teams of two artists each competed to create the best work of art on a 2-metre by 3-metre canvas on a topic chosen by the audience. The winning team was also chosen by the audience.

The Cromatics communication agency is the organiser of the European Battle Tour, which offers an interactive platform for all artists creating urban art in Europe. Illustrators, graphic designers, authors of comics, and street artists get an opportunity to gain recognition in this artistic branch and be part of a multi-cultural exchange with other artists. The Battle Tour offers an open, official platform for all contestants who applied to participate and the organisers arranged for painting duels in 13 European cities between September 9 and 27.

“The artworks made in each battle are auctioned and the proceeds then go to support the Absolut Bronson international street-art festival,” Bosáková said. The two competing Bratislava teams were POINT3 with the artists “Ewil” and “Primal” and PAK, consisting of “Osem” and “Emilee”. For the record, the PAK duo won the battle after recording audience cheers reaching 114.8 decibels. More information is available from the website: www.the-paint-club.com.


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