Dresden-based artist Jens Besser has recently created a large scale mural titled “Infinite Transportation”. For my German readers, “Der Unendliche Verkehr”.
The mural can be seen at the new hotel Antonstraße 43 in the North of Dresden. The title of the mural is a tribute to the never ending flow of traffic on streets across the globe.
The urban artist has revisited the basic form of the upright infinity loop in this work. Back in 2013 Jens used the vertical infinity sign for the series “Train of Infinity” and let international trains draw circles forever.
This vertical loop adapts optimally to the vertical length of the façade.
On closer inspection you can see rail, air, bus, bicycle and boat traffic. You can also find hidden details referencing underground cultures such as the “Hipster Hobo” and a rave party under the bridge. The hashtag #Metatreno painted on a freight train. You can also see a moving house on a freight car – a reverence to Adams & Itso’s art pieces.
The work also reflects current aspects and discussions about transport policy. Cargo bikes and electric powered drone aircraft can be seen in the upper and lower areas.
Many more details await the lingering observer day and night. The artwork will be visible at night after completion of the building in dimmed light.
The work was realised with a mixture of façade paints and acrylic spray paints.
Jens Besser is a street artist based in Dresden, Germany. Starting off in 1995 as a writer he moved to more muralistic street pieces around 2005. Jens work can be found in his native Germany, Israel, Italy and many other countries across the globe.