Munich-based artist Rafael Gerlach aka SatOne sent a few images of his last mural in Munich, painted on the side of a trafficked motorway in the “Berg am Laim“district. Rafael describes the experience as follows:

The new mural can hardly be overlooked when entering Munich from the east side by car. I discovered this hotspot, a highly visible and huge metal surface in the district “Berg am Laim“ at a traffic junction. According to statistics more than 20.000 vehicles pass by daily in each direction. During 3 days of execution I received a massive amount of positive feedback and was even offered food by nearby residents. A huge thanks to all the people I met and shared interesting discussions with. I am happy to share some of my conceptual and abstract works with them.

The new mural is characteristic of the style that Rafael Gerlach has been developing during the last years. His creations, non-figurative in the essence, represent imaginary worlds and abstract forms that open up for several interpretations capturing moments of distorted realities. The meaning is not given or obvious, inviting the viewer to explore the painted surface and draw their own conclusions. Just like this new mural.

About the artist

Rafael Gerlach aka SatOne, was born in Venezuela in 1977. At the age of two he and his family moved back to Munich where he currently lives and works. After starting out in graffiti in the 90s, then training as a graphic designer a few years later, he gradually developed a twofold field of exploration combining abstraction and colour, and revealing an introspective reflection that connects the work of art and the spectator. Self-proclaimed independent artist, SatOne prefers to not be confined to any movement, and regards his studio as an experimental laboratory where he gives shape to a rich, free aesthetic which is open to personal analysis.


Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.