Untitled (2020) Anuli Croon

Otto Snoek
About the artwork

On Wednesday 22 April 2020, CBK Rotterdam delivered a large new mural by Anuli Croon in the Zwarte Paardenstraat. This work was created on the initiative of builder Ed de Meyer of Cool aan de Gang. The painting is located across from El Trotamundos from the Chilean Jorge Kata Núñez. Croon therefore responds with her work to the mural of Núñez by having the horse return. And just like in Núñez's symbolic artwork, Croon also seems to be playing with the theme of solidarity. The Cool district has received a more than warm welcome. The corona crisis could not stop the Zwarte Paardenstraat from celebrating the arrival of this large and colorful painting. After the work was done, much of the street celebrated from their balcony and behind the open windows. The specific location of the wall is the starting point for the design. It is visible from the street, the houses and from all tall buildings in the area you can see the Zwarte Paardenstraat. It is a fabric of landscape and figures, both abstract and figurative, and it must form a whole from close up and from afar. In her work Croon uses human figures that have no specific role, which can be filled in by everyone. In this work, Croon wanted to give the human figures the task of a soothing character: a big brother or strong neighbor for the street.

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About the artist

Anuli Croon (Leeuwarden, 1964) lives and works in Rotterdam. In 1989 she graduated from the Academy of Art and Design in 's-Hertogenbosch. In January 1990 she moved to Rotterdam. Croon paints along the lines of the cartoon. Her work is colorful and looks simple without being simplistic. The two-dimensional representation fully conforms to the flat surface of canvas, wall or wall. Croon has completed various assignments in the (semi-) public space of the Netherlands, including in Pendrecht and the Oude Noorden.

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Zwarte Paardenstraat 108, 3012 VL Rotterdam, Netherlands