Muralist Katrien Vanderlinden inspired an entire neighborhood with a revitalized basketball court across from a school in Aalst, Belgium. Using over 130 liters of paint, her work is a collection of geometric shapes and patterns, coming together in vibrant and graphic design. H/T DesignBoom:
In Vanderlinden’s own words:
“I had to work within the rectangle of the court, that was the natural canvas and I also wanted to maintain the lines of the basket game,’ describes vanderlinden. ‘I like the fact that you can play the basketball game and that this design creates extra spaces for children to make up their own games. the colors are an ode to the memphis style, back in the 80s, when basketball and hip hop was booming.”
Viewed from overhead, the entirety of the design comes to life. While at court level, you’re immersed in an array of color blocks and shapes.
Simple yet striking design and colors come together in an ode to 80’s Memphis design.
Located between a school and a center for youth refugees, the court is sure to bring kids together to play.
It’s a wonder what a little (or a lot) of colorful paint will do to a space.