Out of the dark

Out of the dark
Tymon de Laat - Out of the dark
Tymon de Laat - Out of the dark - close up
Tymon de Laat - Out of the dark - progress
Tymon de Laat - Out of the dark
Tymon de Laat - Out of the dark

5 meter x 15 meter.
Spray paint on wall.
Van Helmontstraat 25
Rotterdam Netherlands.
Tymon de Laat 2021.

New mural for Bon Sjans Rotterdam aka “De Nieuwe Kans” which is an organization that reintegrates youngsters that due to a series of misfortune and bad decisions have deviated from the straight and narrow. Bon Sjans is a project that works on giving them a new way to approach society in a constructive way and mentally coach them to what we call socially acceptable.

On the image you see Oscar, one of the youngster I had the pleasure of receiving in my studio to take reference photos. In this work you see him about to take his hoody of and step into the light. This is the first wall of 3 that I will be painting on this location.

Many thanks go out to the Bon Sjans crew for inviting and trusting me with this job.

Tip for the wall hunters: Due to the many dark tones in the work the best time to go and photograph this wall is at the end of the day like an hour before sunset.


This mural can also be seen in: Gers! Magazine – Sterker door Strijd [PDF]

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De Laat started painting murals and canvases, often based on his own photographs of the people he met during his travels. He exaggerates the natural lines in their faces, and fills the spaces that appear between those swirling lines with swaths of vivid color. The linework and color palette he applies in that way, are a means of translating his memories of Latin America to visual imagery. The food, the architecture, the clothes, and particularly his respect for the culture of indigenous peoples; it’s all in there, as de Laat transitions it over to enliven drab Western concrete.

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