During the first years of construction (2016 - 2022), the site of the
new BNP Paribas Fortis building had been fenced off with wooden panels.
A mishmash of about 40 street-artists had then been assigned
to cheer up the enclosure with an eclectic series of portraits. It
looked like this:
Working directly across the street from the site, at Etablissement
these faces became our view for a while. When the
was finished the panels with the portraits were gone before the bank's
people had the chance of seeing them.
When the BNP Paribas
Fortis launched an open call, a contest, to decorate the 400 m² wall of
their Cour Anglaise, this was a chance to bring back to life
the some of the colourful characters that we had gotten so
this time their appearences would be interpreted by 8 students
from the painting section of Brussels' art school La Cambre -
floating over a wide horizon in their next life.
they would now live not outside but inside the
from the public domain to the private - directly across three floors of
offices where the bank's employees can enjoy them from their
desks at a close proximity.
The BNP Paribas Fortis loved the proposal!
painters: Alizée Clavaud, Louise Lemmens, Lucien Lyon, Ximena
Maldonado, Thaïs Marquet-Ellis, Mahaut Rey, Mirabelle Tjeega, Morgane