Untitled (2021) Floor Milou Smit

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About the artwork

Artist Floor Milou Smit made a new mural for the Eendrachtstuin on the Eendrachtsstraat. In 2021 the garden will be open as a neighborhood garden for 50 years and that was celebrated with this new colorful mural. The Eendrachtstuin was once the private property of a wealthy resident of the Cool district, but in 1971 he opened the garden to all local residents and transferred the property to the municipality of Rotterdam. At the initiative of a local resident, supported by others in the neighborhood and garden managers, Floor Milou Smit (those/services/them/their) multiple designs for a mural, from which one favorite emerged. For the Cool district, Floor Milou Smit worked with thoughts brought forward by the residents, which they translated into their autonomous work: his work brings large solid shapes with flowers as a positive symbol, color in the shady garden that are displayed in a playful and simplified (almost abstract) way. A contemporary still life with a connection to the long history of the use of flowers in art. The execution of the painting was made possible by BKOR and Cool aan de Gang. The Eendrachtstuin is open from 08.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m., longer in the summer.

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About the artist

Floor Milou Smit (die/diens/them/them) graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2019 with a study of muralism, after which it was immediately found for making large works in, among other things, different interiors. His work brings large solid shapes with flowers as a positive symbol, color in the shady garden, which are displayed in a playful and simplified (almost abstract) way. A contemporary still life with a connection to the long history of the use of flowers in art.

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Location
Eendrachtsstraat 113, 3012 XH Rotterdam, Netherlands