The Crystal Ship 2023: Mural by Slim Safont

Slim Safont has not been doing street art for very long. Having said that, he has already been making waves in Europe. And rightly so, because his meters-high paintings – influenced by the work of masters such as Joaquín Sorolla and Anders Zorn – are gems. Time and again, the Spaniard draws a kind of tranche de vie that speaks to the imagination and, in this case, also wants to break with the macho culture among adolescents. The work overlooks a playground, and for Slim Safont, it is clear that boys are also allowed to show emotions and seek comfort from each other.

For The Crystal Ship in Oostende with Slim Safont.
Curated and organised by All About Things.
Photos by Jules Césure.