As a former resident of Spandau, there’s a little piece of home for Gita Kurdpoor in the district. The chance to put her work on a wall for Deutsche Wohnen and use her art to brighten up the neighbourhood for residents and passers-by is something that fills Gita with pride. Particularly during a global pandemic, when the art world has come to a standstill and everyone’s lives have been brought to an abrupt halt.
When she creates her work, Gita Kurdpoor is always led by her emotions. This is also true of her first mural for Deutsche Wohnen. Taking time out for you when the world is at a standstill, working on BEING and on your SELF, so you can blossom once again when all this is over – these feelings are now on show on this wall in the north-west of the capital for all to see. If you trace the intertwined cocoons in the image, you’ll find they grow into a new life. It’s a process of confusion and misdirection that goes through a metamorphosis and emerges as new blossoms.
The week of work spent on the facade, which is 25 metres tall and almost 12 metres wide, was a challenge the artist was happy to face. A total of 200 litres of paint and 100 spray cans were used to create the artwork. “Being part of a community that’s dedicated itself to giving Berlin a new face and local artists a platform like this is fantastic – and very of its time. I could paint ten more of these walls,” she laughs, as she and the team set about taking down the scaffolding from the wall now the work is complete.
Making of „Metamorphosis“
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