Collin van der Sluijs' Graffiti Brings Nature to Urban Streets

By: Misel Saban - May 26, 2016
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Collin van der Sluijs is a talented painter that is known for creating abstract and colorful murals on urban streets. His latest project takes him to the heart of Chicago where his paintings of large-scale birds, plants and whimsical designs bring an element of nature back into the busy concrete metropolis.

The murals by Slujis are often large and expansive, covering entire buildings with technicolor designs that are surreal in style. The graffiti captures elements of realism such as lifelike birds or plants rendered surreal with fanciful details such as sparkles or inanimate objects given life. The designs seem to comment on the lack of nature in the city, bring viewer's attention back to wildlife.