Winding alleys, pastel-coloured facades, cobblestones and sitting in the middle, the cathedral: 2000-year-old Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is pure Middle Ages. “One of the most beautiful cities in the world”, says artist Andre Maier about his adopted home. “But I still want to make it a little more beautiful.” Andre Maier specialises in Mural Art, painting facades. Not illegal, night-time spraying like graffiti artists, but with facade paint, brushes and wall rollers. Totally legal and with commissions in his pocket, sometimes from private customers, sometimes from municipal institutions.
The 35-year-old has embellished all four facades of the “Jugendzentrum Kontrast” with colourful fantasy worlds; he has artistically painted the “Bar Palletti” and the entrance area of the “Degginger” cultural and creative centre. His most recent and most outstanding work is the inner courtyard of the “Münchner Hof” hotel. There he painted the portrait of a woman on a house wall – she is five storeys high.