Making an impact on the city



February 28, 2018

Kengo Kuma, the internationally renowned architect who is also designing the National Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, has made a lasting impression on one of the city’s artists.

Kuma’s vision for V&A Dundee is that it will be a welcoming space for everyone to visit, enjoy and socialise in (a ‘living room for the city’), and a way of reconnecting the city to its historic River Tay waterfront.

His recent visit inspired local graffiti artist SYKE (Symon Mathieson) to spray-paint a tribute in Dundee.

The black and white portrait of Mr Kuma gently contemplating a leafy green tree has been skilfully applied to a local graffiti wall in the west end of the city.

SYKE recently took part in Open/Close Dundee, a street art trail of painted doors around the city by local artists and designers to help brighten up the Dundee’s lanes.

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