ING Creatives is hosting one of the biggest street-art events Dubai has ever seen – the 'Creative Wall,' which will see Spanish graffiti-style artist, Ruben Sanchez, paint a large scale mural over the course of five days, on a prominent external wall in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), set to be one of the biggest street art creations ever staged in Dubai in a commercial setting.  

The street-art stunt aims to shine a spotlight on Dubai's exponentially-emerging creative scene, and as it is sure to be unmissable to those in the area, it will serve as a colourful reminder of the artistic potential of this great city.

Sanchez shares his influences on his website, which he says includes: "mediterranean life, graphic design, flamenco, graffiti, cubism, reclaimed stuff, skateboarding, 80's music, surrealism, nature, social situations and a kaleidoscope among others." 

 Ruben Sanchez to paint Dubai's largest graffiti murial this month

The Barcelona-based artist came to Dubai initially through a Tashkeel residency, he has since staged solo exhibitions at the gallery as well as been involved in a number of initiatives, in association with UAE artists, as part of the thriving art scene of Dubai.

ING Creatives, a Dubai based non-profit, endeavours to cultivate communities where creatives inspire each other, network and generate change through workshops, talks and creative events around the city. The JLT Creative Community Wall is their latest undertaking. Be sure to look out for it at the end of next week at Sanchez embarks on the landmark project and take a look at the special interview with Sanchez below...

 

On the 13 February 2015 from 14:00–18:00, ING Creatives invites the public to come along and watch the wall as it's painted and soak in Dubai's creative culture