Le project 'l'art s'affiche' - 'art on billboards'
Usually billboards are made to present advertising. One look - and you know what the billboard's message is. Here we have the opposite. 'Art on billboards' challenges our world of media in a particular way: where usually big posters catch the eyes of the passer-by, here the artists display their original work. Every painting is individual and different in style, message and the way it was made.
'Art on billboards' was created by artist Angela Junk-Eichhorn in Karlsruhe/Germany in May 1988 and through all the years the subjects kept changing. New artists - for example from France - joined the group. ...
Every painting is 260 X 360 cm... . And all of them are originals, painted on a wooden ground. The paintings left traditional locations like museums or art galleries and now meet the public "on the green meadow". ... They play their own game with the surrounding area: the trees, the squirrels, the wind, the rain - and the visitors. You will realize these paintings in many different ways.
Jutta Wellenreuther (quoted from www.KunstAnDerPlakatwand.de)