Düsseldorf is a city of culture. Many museums and interesting galleries show art from all eras. A new, exciting art movement is seeking and finding other places to work. Away from enclosed spaces, international urban artists have created art venues in the city that are increasingly shaping the image of public space.
For the past three years, the Urban Art Walk by Klaus Rosskothen, owner of the gallery for urban art "Pretty Portal," has been taking visitors to some of these places.
While this mainly shows smaller to medium-sized works in the inner city area, the Urban Art Ride now offers art lovers the opportunity to visit the impressive facade-sized murals in the outer city areas by bicycle.
During the Urban Art Ride, Stefanie Rosskothen, an employee of the Pretty Portal gallery, invites people to discover these places and see the city with new eyes. Urban artists combine classic art styles with pop, punk, graffiti and street art, reflecting the thoughts and moods of today. They show their works in the gallery and in the public space, the urban environment. They use this as the largest possible gallery. Urban Art has established itself in recent years as an art movement in the field of contemporary art.
During a two-hour bike tour through the districts of Düsseldorf Zoo, Flingern, Oberbilk, Friedrichstadt and Bilk you will pass works by Otto Schade, Oliver Raeke (aka MAGIC), Majobrothers, KJ263, BrokenFingaz, Mexar, How&Nosm, Os Gemeos, Nunca, Pixelpancho, FinDAC and others. Along the way, you will discover the ghosts of PDOT, as well as sticker art and paste-ups by regional and international artists, and get background information on the creation of the works, the artists, and brief insights into Düsseldorf's city history.
Please bring your own or rented bicycles for the tour.
There is no obligaton to wear a helmet, but the StVo (road traffic laws) must be adhered to.
Toulouser Allee, Jülich Bridge
End of tour: Galerie Pretty Portal, Brunnenstr. 12