Bill Clinton Boulevard, Pristina, Kosovo
Jim Vision, Meeting of Styles, Pristina, Kosovo, 2019
As soon as the Covid Pandemic hit the UK our hopes of travelling and painting were destroyed. Mural festivals were shut down worldwide and our plans were cancelled. Imagine our surprise when we discovered that the Meeting Of Styles in Pristina, Kosovo decided to carry on regardless. Myself, Thisone and the Madam herself decided to throw caution to the wind and bought some cheap flights on WizzAir.
“Of the 120 artists that were invited to paint at this years MOS Kosovo only 20 attended.”
We spent two weeks exploring hidden and abandoned concrete structures, eating the best local food and avoiding the curfew. The war in Kosovo twenty years ago has left abandoned buildings across the country including half finished hotels, roofless restaurants and swimming pools filled with who knows what?
Bill Clinton Boulevard
Jim Vision, This one, Madam - MeetingofStyles, Kosovo, 2020
We did not expect to find out that the other artists who were planning to paint on our wall were all delayed or cancelled. We had been given a huge motorway underpass to paint with six other artists. The three of us decided to go ahead and paint all of it anyway.
Check out the results of our efforts.
Hopefully everything will be back to normal and we can continue painting and travelling in the future.
Assorted artists, MOS Kosovo 2020