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The Hague mural wins one of Dutch Street Art Awards

23 May 2023

Studio Giftig's work is the Most Intense Mural in the Netherlands, according to the expert jury. (Photo: Anne Reitsma Forografie)

The Hague - A street art work in The Hague won a prize last Friday. The gigantic mural 'Wild Hearts' in Moerwijk received the title Most Intense Mural during the fourth edition of the Dutch Street Art Awards.

With nominees from all over the country, the professional jury of the Dutch Street Art Awards chose the mural in The Hague because of a combination of factors: in addition to creativity and originality, quality and techniques, the jury was also impressed by the concept in relation to the environment and the size of the mural.

The mural, over 50 metres high, was created by Studio Giftig, a street art duo from Veldhoven, consisting of Kaspar van Leek and Niels van Swaemen. The duo worked on the gigantic work for months before it was officially unveiled on 9 June 2022. "It's great to get this recognition from the street art scene itself," says Kaspar.

The mural is part of the 'Music & Murals' project in which the artist duo created murals in various cities based on a song by a musician from the respective city. For the mural in The Hague, it was the song Wild Hearts by The Hague band Di-rect. The mural can be found on Troelstrakade just behind NS station Moerwijk, where the band hails from.

Studio Giftig also won prizes in the previous edition of the Dutch Street Art Awards.