Community
Published: January 19, 2018
Community
Published: January 19, 2018

PPG TRILAK Leaves Budapest Bursting with Color

Known for pushing the boundaries of international artists' talents and paint products, the 2017 Színes Város Festival brightly animated the city walls of Budapest, Hungary.

Each year, innovative paint companies and artists join forces to complete huge creative projects spanning massive public spaces and cityscapes, transforming unnoticed areas into unique sky-high murals.

Last year, the festival celebrated its 4th birthday and artists from Hungary, Germany, Austria, Spain, Poland and Great Britain worked with PPG Trilak paint products in their projects to revolutionise ideas and experience art unconventionally.

PPG Trilak, a PPG Architectural Coatings site in Budapest, donated more than 2,000 litres of Modakril to help bring the artists' complex designs to life. It was the first time that Trilak had sponsored the event and fantastic feedback from the artists, visitors, business and civic leaders meant that it wont be the last. The Trilak team is putting plans in-place to support the festival again in 2018.

The theme for last year's festival was gastronomy and food. Artist Ruben Sanchez, worked with Trilak paints to create a still life mural. By mixing contemporary and traditional art motifs he created a modern reflection on what are traditionally seen as paintings of fruit bowls, skulls and meat.

Artists also worked together to illustrate the capability of Trilak's paints. In Fat Heat, Mr. Zero and ObieOne's work, the team turned an old firewall into a galactic, sci-fi fantasy. Referencing Douglas Adams, 'HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy' the team dedicated the piece to the recipe for the 'best drink in the universe'.

Színes Város is an important way for us to give back to our community. Our paints help bring the artists’ visions to life. Yet they also contribute to the renovation and preservation of Budapest buildings. This was an great opportunity to combine our paints with a community engagement project that will last for years to come
István Miavecz, PPG market director, AC Central Europe