A group of eight German artists travelled a couple of weeks ago to Bulgaria invited to take part in a very special project. The so-called “Flickenteppich” project, as it has been titled, was supported by Goethe Institute Bulgaria and gave them the chance to meet  and collaborate with local artists creating a series of urban interventions around the institute and around.

Literally translated, „Flickenteppich“ means rag rug, and is according to the artists a reference to the Sofia’s sidewalks which, as a result of its use, decay and repair, they look like a vivid mosaic built using different kind of stones, holes and layers. An interesting pattern consisting of different shapes and colours, stones with nice sounds and trip hazards. This  became their main source of inspiration improvising and combining the different elements and integrating them into their own work and style resulting in a series of highly experimental and interesting pieces.

The artists participating on this super fun and exciting project are: the duo Zebu composed of Dennis Gärtner and Lynn Lehmann, Nils Leimkühler and Moritz Neuhoff from Natur Kunstgruppe, LoriotSteffen MischkeJohannes Mundinger  and Ludwig Schult.

Images and info courtesy of Johannes Mundinger

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.