18 January 2013

Hyuro to Create The Longest Street Art in Denmark

You have to admit it - this wall is dull. Very, very dull. In fact it's crying out to be adorned by something wonderful before it gets covered in tag after mindless tag. How about something like this?

The Danish authorities agree. In May 2013 Spanish street artist Hyuro will transform a very long and dull wall in Copenhagen into the longest coherent piece of street art in Denmark. The artwork will be 271 meters long and located in Copenhagen.

You can see Hyuro’s concept for the wall in the video above. It is certainly going to make a huge difference! Hyuro was selected in a competition held by the creative community ArtRebels in cooperation with the Municipality of Copenhagen. 140 artists – some internationally known other local talents – participated in the competition. Proposals were submitted from all over the world: South America, US, Europe, Russia and Asia, but in the end the jury decided on Hyuro and her proposal ”In / between” as the winner.

Before we can show you the finished piece here are some works that Hyuro prepared earlier. She is an acknowledged up-coming artist, and she was overwhelmed when she received the jury’s decision. ”I am very honoured to be chosen from so many talented artists and interesting projects. I am truly excited about this opportunity to express and share my artistic vision with people of Copenhagen. Street art is an interesting way of engaging in a dialogue with the city, and I can’t wait to start this project”, says an excited Hyuro from Spain.”