Sänk, a famous star within street art and one of Estonia’s most popular graffiti artist, made an exclusive appearance in Rågsved, Stockholm on Sunday. In Snösätra Graffiti Hall of Fame, the artist painted his famous signature work, the deer. Street art in Estonia is growing and the destination in east are arranging during the coming week Mextonia festival. 60 artists will paint nearly 5,000 square meters of wall space in the capital.
Many areas of Tallinn are covered with amazing graffiti art, and the country is now putting a lot of effort for developing the art form in the city. One of the activities organized to celebrate the country’s 100th anniversary as an independent state is the Mextonia festival, a Street Art Festival lasting during nine days. Estonia wants to pay tribute to today’s and the country’s future street artists.
During the Mextonia Festival, 36 artists from Estonia, 16 from Mexico and eight artists from around the world will showcase their best talents. From June 14 to June 22, more than 25 spots in the city and closer to five thousand square meters of wall space will be painted around Tallinn. The festival is a gift from Mexico to celebrate Estonia’s 100th anniversary as an independent state.
Not only Estonia welcomes the art form. The expression is becoming increasingly politically accepted and is growing around the world. On Sunday June 11, Sänk visited Snösäta Wall of Graffiti to provide an exclusive workshop for visitors and paint one of his most famous signature works, the deer. During two hours, the artwork appeared to emerge while beginners had the chance to learn about the basics of graffiti and tried to paint by themselves.