Zeus faber (2017) Amok Island
For the Sober Walls event of the artist collective Sober Collective, three large murals were realized in Rotterdam Noord. One on Vletstraat, one on Schoterbosstraat and this one on Erasmusstraat. This work was given the title Zeus faber, the Latin name for Zonnevis, pictured here. The wall painting was made by Amok Island. The work was delivered on 16 July 2017. Havensteder is the owner of the building and gave permission for the painting. CBK Rotterdam contributed to the creation of Sober Walls through financial support.
Amok Island (Amsterdam, 1983) is a multidisciplinary artist, currently based in Western Australia. If he were not an artist, he would be a biologist. In this way he gets his inspiration from scientific illustrations by early naturalists. With minimal form and color he tries to present his subject realistically. He has painted murals in more than 25 countries.
Erasmusstraat 12C, 3035 LE Rotterdam, Netherlands