Pencils as writing instruments have somewhat gone out of fashion. However, as a conspicuous motif of street art in the Brussels graffiti scene, they have been experiencing a kind of renaissance in Brussels for a few years now. When the first graffiti pencil appeared in Brussels can no longer be determined exactly. It must have been around 2010. Since then, an anonymous group of graffiti artists has enriched the European capital and its suburbs with some hundred very different pencil graffiti. The artists‘ collective calls itself „créons“ – let us be creative – formed from the French words crayon (pencil) and créer (to create, exhaust, create), and phonetically based on „crayons“ (pencils). I have been taking these photos since 2010.

Alle Fotos: Jürgen Klute | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

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