Artist Iepe Rubingh Decorates a Berlin Intersection Using Spilled Paint

By: Souzan Michael - Published: Jul 20, 2011 • References: thestar & designboom
Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh has turned cars into paintbrushes and drivers into artists with his project 'Painting Reality.' By spilling 500 liters of paint onto a major Berlin intersection near Rosenthaler Platz and watching cars, shoes and bikes smear designs around the city, Iepe Rubingh has added more than just a touch of color to the streets.

Rubingh uses only water-based, environmentally friendly paint. He explained to the Toronto Star newspaper, "Because I work a lot in a public space, it feels that I am painting reality. I am not a painter, but my work always makes me feel like I am painting reality myself and the world myself."

Since the paint is water-based, it was easily washed away in rain. Iepe Rubingh is now working on a project for the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia in 2012.

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