I’ve seen plenty of posts on Facebook about street art in Germany, but I’ve never seen one from the city of Leipzig.
The city is famous for its underground art scene and has become a haven for some of the world’s most talented street artists.
One of those artists is Jurgen Schmitt.
“I’m just trying to create a sense of community here in Leipziger,” he says.
We have the city in a good condition, with good infrastructure. “
And I think this is the perfect time for street art to happen.
We have the city in a good condition, with good infrastructure.
And the people are very supportive.”
“It’s really important for the street artists, but also for the city,” adds the 26-year-old.
“If you don’t want to pay for the space, then don’t do it.”
The artists are also taking steps to ensure the city has enough street art spaces to keep them busy.
“We are in the midst of a really bad time for the streets here,” says Schmitt, “but we’re not doing anything about it.”
“The city has some of Germany’s most vibrant and well-known street art scene, but it is also becoming a very unsafe place to be in.
And this is really important to keep in mind.”
“I want people to feel safe and not be afraid to do it.
It’s not that we have to do everything for the people, but there should be places where the people can do it and they will be respected.” “
The whole city is very safe, so we need people to be willing to do that.
It’s not that we have to do everything for the people, but there should be places where the people can do it and they will be respected.”
The city is looking at creating more space for street artists on social media, and is also looking at hiring more staff to help out in the art department.
“At the moment, we are still not fully aware of how many artists are working in the city, and how many are not,” says Kristin Schmid, a member of the city’s planning and planning committee.
“It depends on the amount of street art that we can attract, but the city is already aware of the issue.”
“If you can’t afford to pay, you can always buy it yourself, but if you can, then pay for it,” adds Schmitt about street artists paying for their work.
“This is the ideal time for people to do street art.
“The street artists who come in and pay for their artwork are also contributing to the urban landscape,” adds Kristin. “
We are a very active and diverse city, so the number of people who come to the city every day can be a lot higher than what it was before.”
“The street artists who come in and pay for their artwork are also contributing to the urban landscape,” adds Kristin.
And I think that this can be positive for the environment, for the public, for businesses, and for the art itself.” “
A lot of the street art is done by artists who don’t have any money.
And I think that this can be positive for the environment, for the public, for businesses, and for the art itself.”
The number of street artists has increased from around 30 to 50 in the past few years, and there are now more than 1,000 street artists in the German capital.
The street art community is growing and the city wants to see more of it.
“As the city gets more established, we will definitely look at making it more attractive for people who want to come here,” Kristin says.
For more information about street painting in Germany check out this article from the Leipzeiger Zeitung.