The Crystal Ship Recap 2018

Over the past couple of weeks we have been following the works in progress from the international participating artists to the 2018 Edition of The Crystal Ship in Ostend, Belgium, curated by Bjørn Van Poucke. With over 50 murals and interventions throughout the city, it’s the largest mural festival in Europe and open air museum.

The Crystal Ship: Icy And Sot in Ostend, Belgium

New York based Iranian artist duo Icy and Sot just returned from Ostend in Belgium where they were invited to take part into the exciting The Crystal Ship Urban Contemporary Art Festival. With this politically charged artwork entitled An Open Door, the public installation portrays a sizable prison fence with an open black door in

The Crystal Ship: Sainer in Ostend, Belgium

Polish artist Sainer from the famed Etam Cru duo was invited by the good people from The Crystal Ship Festival to create a new piece in the city of Ostend in Belgium, Painting solo without his buddy Bezt, Sainer created this technically impressive artwork which showcase his skills. His typical street murals takes him around 6-7

The Crystal Ship: Ben Slow in Ostend, Belgium

British artist Ben Slow just wrapped up a large new mural on the streets of Ostend in Belgium for The Crystal Ship street art festival. The piece took about a week to complete and is entitled “An Ode To Love And Everything It Throws At You”. I painted this piece as a celebration of both

The Crystal Ship: Dourone in Ostend, Belgium

Dourone was also part of the year’s line-up for The Crystal Ship street art festival which took place on the streets of Ostend in Belgium. Fabio Lopez aka DOURONE was born in Madrid and raised in the countryside. Travelling extensively around the globe he’s a creative artist who loves to paint and be inspired by

The Crystal Ship: Colectivo Licuado

Colectivo Licuado is an artistic duo from Montevideo in Uruguay, created 5 years ago with Florencia Durán and Camilo Nunez. Mastering spray paint with a hyperrealistic style, their creations juxtaposes culture and traditions of the environment in which they work with their own style and a touch of art nouveau: skin tones, drapes, lighting and

The Crystal Ship: Matthew Dawn in Ostend, Belgium

While you discovered some progress images a few days ago, Matthew Dawn has now just completed his latest mural for The Crystal Ship Street Art Festival. Taking place on the lovely streets of Ostend in Belgium, the street artist quickly worked his way through this impressive artwork which will surely be enjoyed by the local

The Crystal Ship: OakOak in Ostend, Belgium (Part I)

French street artist OakOak is currently in Ostend, Belgium where he was invited to create several new site specific urban art pieces for the locals to enjoy. Hailing from Saint Etienne, France. He transforms mundane objects using cleverly placed, humorous doodles. He is inspired by the cartoons such as The Simpson’s, Futurama, and Calvin and Hobbes.