Sometimes their interpretations are even better than mine
The mural features a reclining lion in complementary colors. But not in a way that could make the artwork seem obvious or predictable. A diverse array of surface covering and mark-making ranges from color fields to hectic linework that elude to giant scribbles. Tonal variations suggest the profound skills that ARYZ cleverly mixes with graphic representations. All spread over the last three of a four-story building that seems to be protected by the regal reclining beast, with its paw securely holding a globe-like sphere in position.
ARYZ himself was unaware of the significance of the lion
If you are ever in the neighborhood of Mannheim Germany, you can find the ARYZ mural at A4,1 in all its glory. Looking across its territory, making sure that everything is under control.
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Text is by Rene van Kan
Images by Alexander Krziwanie