inner SENSE / Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam 2018

I went for an evening walk, gazing, absorbing the scent of the city, the passing of cars, the unlawfulness of traffic, going left, right or in the opposite direction. ...Huge electrical signs, lighting up the facades, casting shadows on the sidewalks.

My second wall in Ho Chi MInh City

I came by the 5KU station: , which was more a restaurant only.
I spent time in HCMC looking and scouting for available wallspaces in cafes, restaurant, community houses, hostels and it was an activity, which lasted throughout the rest of my journey to Hanoi.

I talked to the crew, came in contact with the manager, showed him my previous work as in SANS, or and works from Helsingborg. I was appointed to a wall, ready to be decorated the following day.

5KU buzz

5KU had a buzzing vibe: beerdrinking small groups of expats and locals, huge wooden tables, wet by drops of soup and vegetables, but had wallspace.

Colour scheme

Had some leftover colors from the last painting, but added some colors in colors scheme and then some lovely white to blast out areas and enhancements.
The theme was along the similar lines, but this time the day of the painting was actually on the same day as celebration of the aspect of Shri Ganesha, which is a symbol of innocence, so I chose to write the word SENSE as in Inner sense (or innocence)

Sketching

The theme was along the similar lines as the first painting I did in Ho Chi Minh City, but this time the day of the painting was actually on the same day as celebration of the aspect of Shri Ganesha, which is a symbol of innocence, so I chose to write the word SENSE as in Inner sense (or innocence)

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First lines

Started out sketching up the letters and adding colors in a few areas to map the first layers and started doing a few effects. Having already painted a piece earlier in HCMC and kinda knew how I would approach the wall and the letters, made it a swift 5hrs and 30 mins. process.

My attempt was to tie the painting together in color and “feeling” as the place, a bit rugged, worn out, but shining bright in the city scape, and I really think that it suited the crowd quite well.