Fais Forever (2021) TelmoMiel

photo Otto Snoek
About the artwork

On January 1, 2019, Rotterdam rapper Faysal Msyeh, better known as Feis, was shot dead on the Nieuwe Binnenweg after trying to calm an argument. Two years later, on January 25, 2021, the day Feis would have turned 35, the artist duo TelmoMiel started this tribute to the rapper. Friends and family took the initiative for this mural, which has been painted on Coolsestraat and the corner of West-Kruiskade. The painting was made possible by a number of parties, including CBK Rotterdam, Cretopia Rotterdam Foundation, Woonstad Rotterdam, Biz West-Kruiskade/1e Middelandstraat, TelmoMiel and rappers collective Ecktuh Ecktuh. Rapper Winne, one of his close friends, explained why:Feis deserves a lasting tribute. The work he made, but above all the person he was, make him someone that many rely on. Especially when it's difficult, especially when it can be done better. Including him in the streetscape of his beloved Rotterdam-West is the least we can do for him and his legacy. A relatively small gesture, with great value for many Rotterdammers."

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About the artist

Since 2012, Telmo Pieper (Amsterdam, 1984) and Miel Krutzmann (Rotterdam, 1989) have been working together as an artist duo TelmoMiel. They met in 2006 at the art academy and learned a lot from working together. When they started making murals, they made individual pieces that they combined into one composition. This gradually evolved into painting one image together, and designing and creating concepts as a duo. TelmoMiel have painted large-scale and surrealistic murals in places all over Europe.

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Coolsestraat 161, 3014 LH Rotterdam, Netherlands