Łódź – the kingdom of street art in Poland
When I think about street art in Polish cities, I have no doubt that Łódź plays the first fiddle. Not only has it perfect conditions for this kind of activity (large backyards, post-industrial heritage), but street art is also promoted and financed by the city authorities. On the website of Urban Form Festival, which is organized here regularly, you will find the map of Łódź’s street art: https://www.urbanforms.org/mapa/ Below you can see some examples of street art in Łódź.
BIRTH OF THE DAY – ARTISTIC YARD OF WOJCIECH SIUDMAK
Imagine you look through the window of you apartment and instead of an ordinary yard, you see something like this:
For me it would be a great way to start my day and I really envy people who live there. The name of the project is “Birth of the day” and it was realized by Wojciech Siudmak, a Polish artist living in France. If you want to find it, look for gate number 4 in Więckowskiego street.
Not only in the yards – street art is everywhere
Walking along Łódź’s streets you don’t really need a special map to find street art or artistic installations. In fact, art is everywhere, you just need to look around.
Here are some examples. I came across them when I wasn’t looking for anything special (or even looking for something else):
Street art in Katowice
To find out more about Katowice and some examples of street art in this city, click here.
Street art in Łowicz
Łowicz is a nice place to visit, although when I’m there I have the impression that it’s something between a city and a village. Nevertheless, it has 2 beautiful examples of street art. You will see the first one on the wall of a building next to a big parking lot in the city center. It depicts a man lying on the grass and reading a book. You will be struck by an unusual outfit of that man, especially his pants. In fact, he’s wearing the traditional Łowicz’s folk costume, here you can admire these costumes on my pictures taken during Corpus Cristi in Łowicz.
The second street art work, created by the same artist – Marcin Tybuś, is situated in the large park next to the river. On a circular sewage pumping station the artist painted a mermaid, pelicans, sea dwellers and devices related to water and sewage treatment: