Collision Project brings new artwork to Groot Handelsgebouw
Rotterdam-based sign painter Tim Sake is the latest artist to join the Collision Project in Groot Handelsgebouw, with the creation of an eight by three meters tall mural now on display in the building. Tim is following in the footsteps of Rotterdam graphic artist Saïd Kinos, who kicked off the project in Europe at the end of last year.
Tim’s artwork, titled ‘Practice’, shows the meticulous process behind the near-forgotten art of sign painting. It’s only through endless practice that sign painters find the right rhythm for letters to take shape. These ‘practice strokes’ are the focal point of Tim’s mural for Groot Handelsgebouw.
The Collision Project, which first started in the US, uses the built environment as a canvas for up-and-coming art talent to encourage the exchange of ideas and democratise art. The project originated in 2017 at Industry City, an adaptive reuse campus in Brooklyn.
This year, the hope is to bring at least seven more artists to the Collision Project at Groot Handelsgebouw. Their work will be on display at various locations in the building.