Vision Art Festival Brings Street Art to the Swiss Alps

by Sasha BogojevPosted on


Guillaume Alby aka Remed

The recent Vision Art Festival, held in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana in Canton Valais, has taken the street art scene to new heights. A few years ago, a couple of young art enthusiasts from the region had a twisted idea to bring street artist to Swiss alps – on the lift stations, shelters, and restaurant buildings around the ski slopes. After last year’s “test event”, which produced a mural by Icy & Sot and Hebru Brantley, the local community accepted the idea and the long preparations begun. On August 24th, Vision Art Festival 2015 officially opened, hosting an impressive lineup of international artists: Chor Boogie, Reka One, Okuda, 2Alas, Greg Mike, Angry Woebots, Leza One, Rustam Qbic, Toz, Rodrigo Branco, Never Crew, and more.


Rustam QBic

Surrounded by snow covered peaks and the green slopes of Swiss Alps, basked in warm sun that the valley is known for, the artists worked with a relaxing soundtrack of cow bells around them. The unique environment of the alps had a great affect on the finished pieces, as most of artists admitted. With some painting in the idyllic resort towns of Crans and Montana, some high up in the mountains, the festival placed art in some of the most unusual settings yet. There is Rustam Qbic’s surrealist piece at 2500m above sea level, cleverly using architectural elements, next to Okuda’s floral “spray-paint embroidery”, to an expressive and colorful portrait by Rodrigo Brancoa, and 2Alas’ tribute to the homeland of the Red Cross. And while their art looks exceptional in the summer season, it remains to be seen how their pieces will look once the snow covers everything around them.


Rustam QBic


Rustam QBic


Greg Mike


Never Crew

Chor Boogie


Leza One

Leza One

Leza One


Toz


Toz


Toz


Joshua Keen Valencia


Reka


Reka

Guillaume Alby aka Remed


Guillaume Alby aka Remed


Angry Woebots


Never Crew


Rodrigo Branco

2alas


Okuda


Okuda


Okuda


Okuda


Felipe Pantone

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