When Street Art Antwerp launched a poll to elect the best pieces of street art in Belgium, they were overwhelmed by the response. Founder Tim Marschang: "We knew that street art is a popular art form these days, but the number of social shares and the amount of press attention really took us by surprise." From a first selection of 100 pieces, they narrowed it down to a shortlist of 20 contenders, and finally to a top 5 of the very best in Belgian street art. Check out the lucky winners below.
The 5 best street art pieces in Belgium
1) #5 SMOK - Asiat Vilvoorde
Fifth place was for this fish mural by Belgian artist SMOK on the ASIAT site in Vilvoorde.
2) #4 NOIR - Don't Sleep on Your Dream
Fourth place goes to a piece entitled 'Don't Sleep on Your Dream' by Lucien Gilson aka NOIR in Mons.
3) #3 Kitsune - Listen to your momma, darling
Kitsune, a street artist from Ghent came in third with her piece depicting a mother and baby fox, entitled 'Listen to your momma, darling'.
4) #2 Dzia - Art Falco Peregrinus Deco
The runner-up is Dzia with a piece commissioned by the city of Sint-Niklaas depicting a peregrine falcon on a colourful art deco background.
5) #1 Wietse - PETs of the future
And the winner is... Wietse, a young street artist from Bruges. His large piece on the façade of the Ensor Institute in Ostend received the most votes. It shows a shark trapped inside a plastic bottle and clearly refers to the plastic soup that threatens our oceans.
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