Passers-by were given access to spray paint and a large empty surface. Once filled with various motifs, Anders Schmidt who is portrayed here turned the chaos into a backdrop I could paint his portrait into.
The Art of Collaboration
Oil on canvas (curtain material)
Frame made of beams
This is a collaboration between passers-by, the pictured artist and myself.
Anders Schmidt hands
I allowed some of the silver paint from underneath the figure to show through the hooded top. On the whole, the silver paint was a blessing in disguise.
Anders Shmidt - tattooed leg
Anders is an airbrush artist, graffiti artist and tattooist. Some of the images on his leg are visible in the background graffiti.
Someone sprayed silver paint onto the canvas without permission, but it actually could come off with turps. I removed it from behind his head to bring back some of the vibrance of colour that it had hidden.