Utrecht Leon Keer has won a prize in Wuppertal, Germany, with a mural. His seven-storey artwork ‘Gravity’ won after more than 200,000 people voted for the work.
The meter-high work of art is located on a gray apartment building surrounded by even more gray apartment buildings at an intersection in Wuppertal. Keer’s work makes it look as if giant marbles could fall on the cars at any moment. However, to see this, people have to stand at the bus stop. The 3D effect is not clearly visible from another angle.
It remains to be guessed whether this intended location was chosen to convey a message. In any case, Keer’s website states that he often creates works of art with a message about climate themes and the quality of life in the world. A message that he now spreads all over the world through his art.
He did not say whether Keer was also working on a message in Wuppertal and whether or not it had to do with the bus stop and the cars. What is certain is that Wuppertal now has a meter-high mural by Utrecht’s hand.