Street Art: Anat Ronen paints an Actros in China
RoadStars meets Street Art
An ancient culture and a great deal of high-tech. The Actros has a lot to do in China.
Shanghai is one of the most important industrial cities in China. The metropolis has more than 23 million inhabitants. The port is the largest in the world with regard to total handling. Which means a lot to do for the Actros which brings the goods from the country's interior to the terminals quickly and efficiently. The scene was recreated by 46 year-old artist Anat Ronen.
"I was born and raised in Israel. Now I live in the USA, in Texas to be precise. When working I like to play with the surroundings and to tell a story with my art. Illusions are one of my favourite activities because the reaction to them is like a reaction to pure magic."
"I never attended an art school. I am self-taught. The most difficult part of this project was concentrating my creativity on one particular point. It was a good lesson in patience and perseverance and a good time to step beyond my comfort zone. My husband used to drive a truck sometimes. When I told him about the project he was almost more excited than I was."
RoadStars meets Street Art.
In our twelve-part series "RoadStars meets Street Art", internationally acclaimed street artists paint pictures of the best-looking Mercedes-Benz trucks. Twelve works of art that are up to fifty square metres in size and painted using a special 3D painting technique.
Photos and video: Mike Kothuis