Mural by Eric Schwarz

at Katholisch-Kirch-Straße, St. Johann

Cooperation with the beverage company A. Stein & Sohn


The Stadtgalerie initiates more artistic projects in the urban space. Together with artists, cultural workers and cooperation partners we support a diverse city.

Wandgestaltung von Eric Schwarz - Eric Schwarz

Wandgestaltung von Eric Schwarz - Eric Schwarz

Wandgestaltung von Eric Schwarz - Eric Schwarz

For the facade of the beverage dealer A. Stein & Sohn GmbH in Katholisch-Kirch-Straße, the Stadtgalerie invited the Saarbrücken artist Eric Schwarz to create a mural in the city space. Located on the busy street in the city center and directly opposite the gates to the inner courtyard of the Stadtgalerie, the artwork points inward, to the exhibition space. At the same time, passers-by and residents can encounter art in the city through the mural.

Detail Wandgestaltung Eric Schwarz - Eric Schwarz

Detail Wandgestaltung Eric Schwarz - Eric Schwarz

Detail Wandgestaltung Eric Schwarz - Eric Schwarz

Eric Schwarz chose a subject that refers to the widespread caption of self-portraits, so-called selfies, on the social media platform Instagram. There, many users use the phrase "Kinda felt cute, might delete later" as a caption for selfies, which is not always meant to be self-ironic. This may be based on the need to be seen and the simultaneous fear of the online community's judgment.

Detail Wandgestaltung Eric Schwarz - Eric Schwarz

Detail Wandgestaltung Eric Schwarz - Eric Schwarz

Detail Wandgestaltung Eric Schwarz - Eric Schwarz

Eric Schwarz says about his work, "I'm curious how the desire to be seen, and people's following reaction to it on the internet, reflects back on us and changes how we see ourselves. To emphasize my point, I painted the wall in an Instagram-able style. Viewers can stand in front of the figure I painted, take their place, take a photo and post it, and then delete it."

The Stadtgalerie initiates a sustainable exchange with the residents and entrepreneurs in the surrounding neighborhood. A big thank you goes to the beverage dealer Hendrik Stein, who provided us his facade for this project. This cooperation is a beginning to implement further projects in the neighborhood.