New Mural “Stairway to Heaven” by German Artist BOND TRULUV
The SWK organization has been bringing amazing artists from all over the world to paint at its open-air art museum in Mannheim Germany, since 2013. For their latest mural, they called in the skills of German-born, Leipzig based artist BOND TRULUV.
“Stairway to Heaven” by BOND TRULUV, Zeppelinstr. 32-34a, 68169 Mannheim (Germany)
Since 2000, the artist that is also known to the graffiti art community as BOND, and to his parents as Jonas Ihlenfeldt, has been combining his unique style of Graffiti Writing, 3D-Painting, Spirituality und Science-Fiction to create undeniably amazing artwork. For his latest work for the 2020 SWK mural season, he created the jaw-dropping work titled, “Stairway to Heaven”. Used tools: Selected color palette of Montana GOLD low pressure and Montana BLACK high pressure 400ml spray paint.
“Stairway to Heaven”, is a rewarding mural bringing together many elements from many visual sources. Graffiti art, typography, 3D illusions, futuristic realism, and even pixelated arrows that look like they have been lifted straight out of the 90s’, all come together in a beautiful four-story mural. Seamlessly, as no sign of error or hesitation can be seen as BOND proves his comfort in using any many Montana GOLD and BLACK color. The normally boring apartment block is transformed into an electrifying artwork, that will without a doubt will brighten many days of the residence within it.
The artwork is a gift that keeps on giving. As a finished piece, it is something special to look at. Both technically and aesthetically impressive. However the mural goes way beyond this. Working with augmented reality, BOND spends just as much, if not more time in the preparation of his murals than in the painting of them. In the case of “Stairway to Heaven”, if viewers scan the artwork with the Artivive app, or scan a photo of it, an animation created for the mural is activated. Taking the concept beyond just a painting on the streets – just try it!
Photography: Alexander Krziwanie / MontanaCans
BOND has a rich history of combining art and travel. Apart from his homeland Germany and the surrounding countries of Europe, countries like Egypt, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Japan all belong to his list of countries he has painted in. And it shows in his diverse artwork. Take a moment for yourself to lose yourself in “The stairway to Heaven”. Using the app artivive while holding on the mural or even the photo of it will allow you to experience also the digital layers behind!