The last week of August brought a new landmark for South Korea’s second largest city Busan. German painter Hendrik Beikirch created a 70 meter high piece which showcases a monochromatic mural of a fisherman with a text in Korean, “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” The painting is applied on the building of Busan‘s fisher union located between Korea’s two most famous beaches, Haeundae and Gwangalli.

Responsible for this project is Public Delivery, an organization who has made waves across Asia and Europe through the promotion of contemporary art. Read more about the project on Public Delivery blog.

Hendrik Beikirch (b. 1974) is well know for his monochromatic portraits. He is also one of artist participating the Urban Void event at Platoon Kunsthalle in Seoul starting this Thursday, 13th of September.


You know we heart Seoul, but we love Busan too.

See also:
Seoul timelapse
Autumn in small-town Korea
by amor fati