BIGGER than ever!
Just like every public festival organization, the Bring The Paint Festival in Leicester England also had to show some patience and flexibility during the world pandemic restrictions and bureaucratic hurdles. Like the phoenix rising out of the ashes, in 2022 the festival came out larger than ever for a mural festival that can only be described as mega!
Some of the heaviest hitters in graffiti
48 large-scale murals found new homes on the walls throughout the city. Some of the heaviest hitters in graffiti culture held Montana BLACK and GOLD cans proudly side-by-side as color spread faster than any pandemic could. The artist list included 1UP / 45RPM / ACHES / ALEX RUBES / BOND / BRUS / CAPTAIN / CHURCH OF BESTEVER / CORE246 / DINER / DRAX / FLYING FORTRESS / FSIOR / HOW AND NOSM / INKIE / IOTA / MONO / N4T4 / NFA CREW / NUNOVIEGAS / PENFOLD / PHILTH / RCLS X MUTANTS / RUSL / RUELO / SKYHIGH / SMASH137 / PLANET STREET PAINTING / SUPER A / TRIPL / GENT / VIBES / VOYDER / WILD / WON ABC / YARD WARRIORS / ZINER / ZOMBY.
Artists from all over including the U.K, Europe, and the U.S.A
The sun shined and so did the artists as images of all orientations grew in formats that were vertical, horizontal, and everything in between. Artists from all over including the U.K, Europe, and the U.S.A came to leave their mark on Leicester and give the city its new colorful smile.
The big curry dinners were definitely the icing on the cake
And if graffiti wasn’t enough to keep the onlookers happy, the Red Bull pop-up skatepark and the bike & walking tours with sign language interpreters had to hit the spot. And once the working day(s) were done for the artists, being taken out for the big curry dinners was definitely the icing on the cake. But for now, it’s time for the Graffwerk team to take a well-deserved rest and figure out how they can top the Bring The Paint International Graffiti Festival 2022. In the meantime, enjoy the documentation of the event here.
All images by Bring The Paint International Graffiti Festival