French artist Astro just returned from Rotterdam where he was busy working on a new body of work for Rotterdam Street Art Museum entitled “Symmetric Square”.
Since Astro started to paint in 1999 he soon joined the group ODV, which is a crew of friends more than anything else, and then a little later he joined the group DKA. And since then he’s been painting and participating in festivals and events related to painting or to graffiti.
Rotterdam Street Art Museum wants to create the most beautiful outdoor street art museum in The Netherlands, joining forces with solely the international artists located in the West-Kruiskade area.
Back in the days this street was Rotterdam’s most infamous one because of its drug trafficking, dealers, and prostitution. Although drug trafficking together with its excesses has disappeared, it is still very exciting out here at the West-Kruiskade. Thanks to the excellent reviews of Lonely Planet, tourists from around the world nowadays visit the street because of the inhabitants’ 170 different nationalities and cultures, the abundant colours at their shops, and the smells and tastes at their innumerable eateries. The multicultural West-Kruiskade reflects the real Rotterdam, making this famous shopping street unique.
Check out Astro new work below.