Graphic arts design house Reskate Studios is lighting up cities with illuminated street art

Barcelona-based Reskate Studio is lighting up the streets of Europe with a unique brand of glow-in-the-dark street art. In their latest project dubbed Harreman—a basque word that translates to ‘relationship'—the artist duo draws on the etymology of language by creating photoluminescent murals of concepts with multiple interpretations and political undertones.

“Through the use of lights, and with an occasional nod to irony, the observer becomes an active participant; interacting with the work and creating its response to those actions,” the artists explained to designboom.

By day, the pieces evoke one image, but by night, they reveal an alternate image contrary to its original view. Lighting up urban landscapes across Europe, Reskate Studio's illuminated murals create conversations in public spaces asking viewers to consider multiple visual interpretations.

Glow-In-The-Dark

Subtly, the wall art installations also stand as a way to address social and political discussions. For example, one wall installation bears the image of a loaf of bread by day, and by night reveals a bread knife hidden inside. The mural invites viewers to think about finding creative and effective ways to fight hunger across the world.

Reskate Studio

Barcelona-based Reskate Studio is lighting up the streets of Europe with a unique brand of glow-in-the-dark street art. In their latest project dubbed Harreman—a basque word that translates to ‘relationship'—the artist duo draws on the etymology of language by creating photoluminescent murals of concepts with multiple interpretations and political undertones.

“Through the use of lights, and with an occasional nod to irony, the observer becomes an active participant; interacting with the work and creating its response to those actions,” the artists explained to designboom.