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Italian street artist ZED1 (Florence native Marco Burresi) is known above all for his colorful and playful characters.  Indeed, they’re front and center in his latest mural which took him out of Italy to Amsterdam the Netherlands. The two battling characters of “Street Fighter” are painted on De Overkant (The Other side), an old industrial complex/ factory that has been transformed into an event space and includes a huge restaurant.

The amazing thing for a non artist watching a making of street art video is to see the stages of transforming what might be an anonymous wall turn into a site-specific artpiece. Once the shapes are blocked out its still hard to imagine what’s to come.  In this video by Iris Maal we also get to see all of the differnet techniques – aside from a spraycan – that Marco employs.

 

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