AT WORK IN HIS STUDIO
Just outside Breda’s city centre in the Netherlands, almost hidden between the regular houses in the middle of a quiet street in Zandberg is where Rutger Termohlen’s studio can be found. It takes some effort to catch him at work, because business and exibitions keep him out off his workingplace more and more every month.
One year ago Rutger moved to his shared studio. Located in a building that used to be a garage, it now serves to host multiple artists. It’s an organized choas; Rutger easily manoeuvres back and forth between numerous of spraycans, brushes, skulls and canvasses. It simply smells like art in there. The radio dj’s keep the artists company while working.
On a quiet, old industrial area in Breda (NL) stands a wall stretching 110 meters wide and 6 meters high. Dutch artist Rutger Termohlen invited 5 Spanish and 5 Dutch artists to work together on these 660 square meters, kicking off a project of epic proportion. To finance the project, REELL became an official sponsor.
This mural completes a 400 year old story. It's the modern day interpretation of a painting by Diego Velázquez, ‘La rendición de Breda’, where the key to Breda is handed over to the Spanish after an occupation that lasted nearly 10 months back in 1624. On this new mural, the key is finally returned to Breda. The story must be read from left to right. The left side of the wall is painted by the spanish artists. In the center, the key is returned. The right side is painted by the Dutch artists, and ends in a newborn friendship with Spain. The official opening was on the 18th of may 2012. If you happen to be in Breda, look for a place called Langs de Marktkade.
After the mural, we invited Rutger to design some t-shirts for our collection.
Rutger Termohlen is supported by REELL. Video by Eclipse.